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Adaptive Integrated Multi-Modal Sensing Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90186
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T02-0193
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801-4875
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Adaptive Integrated Multi-Modal Sensing Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0148
Award Amount: $99,958.00
 

Abstract:

Polaris Sensor Technologies is proposing to use quantum dot technology that has been recently developed which has the ability to tune the spectral response of a sensor in real-time. In the Phase I we will study the feasibility of integrating such a focal plane to either fixed or adaptive polarization capability. The adaptive polarization capability would be based on dynamically controllable polarization gratings. These devices are very new and their implementation with quantum dots represents real risk whose outcome cannot be predicted. The fallback position would be to use a static, two-channel polarization design that would enable spectrally tunable imaging spectopolarimetry. Such a sensor would represent a leap forward in adpative sensing. BENEFIT: The commercial benefits of such a sensor are large. Adaptive spectropolarimetry would enable environmental monitoring for such applications as effluent and plume measurement. In addition civil homeland security could benefit from border and high value asset protection.)

Principal Investigator:

Larry Pezzaniti
Sr. Optical Engineer
2565620087
Larry.Pezzaniti@PolarisSensor.com

Business Contact:

David Chenault
President
2565620087
david.chenault@Polarissensor.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801

EIN/Tax ID: 431998920
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of New Mexico
Center for High Technology Mat
1313 Goddard St SE/MSC2710
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Contact: Sanjay Krishna
Contact Phone: (505) 272-7892
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university