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Adaptive Integrated Multi-Modal Sensing Array

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies Inc.
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


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

Business Contact:

David Chenault
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 431998920
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