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Development of an EO/IR Common Aperture Modular Multifunction Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-024-0547
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T024
Solicitation Number:
2011.
Small Business Information
Ultimara
233 Swallowtail court Brisbane, CA 94005-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Development of an EO/IR Common Aperture Modular Multifunction Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-13-C-0082
Award Amount: $518,370.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this program is to develop and fabricate an ultra-low Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP) integrated electro-optic beam-steering technology that utilizes ultra-fast electro-optic active plasmonic waveguide arrays to achieve very wide scanning angle with diffraction limited beam quality. We develop a very scalable electro-optic plasmonic waveguides array that provides the electro-optic phase shift in sub-wavelength waveguide cross-section in the near-field. plasmonics enable sub-diffraction-limit dimension, allows for ultra-high speed, low power consumption, on-chip integration, and low-unit-cost. The innovative scalable plasmonic array design can steer efficiently the optical beam over wide angle range>1700, while being ultrafast, compact and power efficient, with low loss to the laser beam, the large optical aperture>1cm allows the device to handle very high laser beam power. Existing beam steering device are bulky, hybrid and can"t be integrated on miniature multifunction aperture for EO/IR sensors. The use of novel plasmonic metallic nano-structure waveguide array, with efficient and fast electro-optic material, will enable miniature fast beam-steering devices that have never been done before. The plasmonic beam steering resolution and scalability will be able to generate diffraction limited beam that could match the beam quality of steering mirrors.

Principal Investigator:

Salah Khodja
Technology officer
(858) 663-0081
khodja@ultimara.com

Business Contact:

Salah Khodja
Technology officer
(858) 663-0081
khodja@ultimara.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultimara
233 Swallowtail court Brisbane, CA 94005-

EIN/Tax ID: 800743358
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Stanford University
476 Lomita Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4045
Contact: Mark L. Brongersma
Contact Phone: (650) 736-2152