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High resolution multispectral imaging with plasmon lensing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78128
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-006-0528
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High resolution multispectral imaging with plasmon lensing
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0008
Award Amount: $749,996.00
 

Abstract:

It is desirable to make a new generation of electromagnetic wave (EM) detectors that are (a) capable of providing true multispectral imaging & (b) wavelength agile over the visible through sub-mm wave (THz) region. In Phase I, the Tanner/Stanford team demonstrated that plasmon lensing can be used to provide multispectral imaging. Prototypes of such detectors were fabricated in the visible region. Further, we developed a nano-bolometer concept, wherein the thermal element is thermally isolated, and that can be implemented from visible through LWIR and onto sub-mm wavelength regions. In Phase II, we will (a) further implement the multispectral imager at visible wavelengths. The final result will be a chip with a small array of imagers capable of true multispectral imaging with 3 wavelengths & (b) implement the nano-bolometer concept as a light detector at the MWIR wavelength. The final result will be a bolometer that provides significantly higher SNR compared to conventional bolometers, and that can be easily adapted to other wavelengths (visible through THz).

Principal Investigator:

Ravi Verma
Senior Scientist
6264719700
ravi.verma@tanner.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Controller
6264719778
kevin@tanner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016

EIN/Tax ID: 954163780
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
STANFORD UNIV.
Office of Sponsored Research
320 Panama Street
Standford, CA 94305
Contact: Droni Chiu
Contact Phone: (650) 725-6864
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university