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Broadband Low-Coherence Scatterometer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-17-P-6855
Agency Tracking Number: F17A-010-0068
Amount: $149,357.57
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF17A-T010
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-06-01
Small Business Information
22941 Mill Creek Dr.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
United States
DUNS: 079198837
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Buckner
 (949) 553-0688
Business Contact
 Benjamin Buckner
Phone: (949) 553-0688
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Michelle Holt
 (765) 494-6090
 Nonprofit College or University

The US Air Force has noted a need for a tool for broadband (300 nm2m) measurement of optical propagation properties such as absorption and scattering coefficients. A simple and inexpensive generic tool for extracting these properties from samples would be beneficial to many areas of both DoD and general scientific and industrial research. The present proposal seeks to develop a commercial instrument out of collaboration between Spectabit Optics LLC with expertise in broadband light scattering for non-destructive testing and the Applied Optics Laboratory headed by Dr. Euiwon Bae at Purdue University with expertise in broadband light scattering for biosensing applications. We will identify the technology needed to meet the Air Force's requirements using experimental work in broadband low-coherence scatterometry and detailed analysis of technology available for the essential system components.

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