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Optimization of Active Polarimeters for ATR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-032-0772
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-032
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
ADVANCED OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
P.O. Box 8383 Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Optimization of Active Polarimeters for ATR
Agency: DOD
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0038
Award Amount: $99,968.00
 

Abstract:

Use of polarization signatures can dramatically improve the performance of active or laser sensors for automated target recognition (ATR) and other applications. While their potential has been widely recognized, laser polarimeters have been limited by technology gaps in two areas: utilization of high-dimensional data and operation in a real-time compact system. This project extends and combines 1) polarization-components techniques (PCT) classification algorithms for efficient signature utilization and 2) partial Mueller-matrix polarimeter (pMMP) designs to allow effective implementation in deployable sensors and an existing active imager in particular.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Hoover
Chief Scientist
(505) 250-1685
hoover@advanced-optical.com

Business Contact:

Malini Hoover
Vice President
(505) 250-1685
malini@advanced-optical.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc
PO Box 8383 Albuquerque, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 061349972
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No