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Optical Aperture Gating for Single-pixel and Imaging LIDAR Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-164-0052
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-164
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
AEROSPACE MASS PROPERTIES ANALYSIS, INC.
214 North Main Street North Wales, PA 19454-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Optical Aperture Gating for Single-pixel and Imaging LIDAR Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0208
Award Amount: $749,329.00
 

Abstract:

Fast gating or shuttering of light through a large aperture is possible with a HOE (holographic optical element) written into new novel materials such as, but not limited to, EO polymers. These materials can be non-birefringent thin or thick films applied to an optical substrate of a square centimeter or larger. The refractive index of EO polymers can be switched fast (10 to 100 nanoseconds) by applying an electric field across the film. Based on our Phase I results and successful tests, we plan to build an optimised collimator that will function as follows: collected input light would first pass through the beam-shaping collimating HOE and then be gated with the EO polymer HOE. This would simultaneously meet FOV requirements and gating requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Pavlo Molchanov
Senior Scientist
(215) 699-0622
pmolchanov@ampactech.com

Business Contact:

Rudolph Lucente
Vice President
(215) 699-0622
rudylucente@ampactech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerospace Mass Properties Analysis, Inc.
214 North Main Street North Wales, PA 19454-

EIN/Tax ID: 231949127
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No