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Infrared Micro-Laser Arrays for Target Image Projection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-18-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number: F16A-T22-0234
Amount: $749,973.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF16-AT22
Solicitation Number: 16.A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-19
Small Business Information
1260 Avenida Acaso, Suite B
Camarillo, CA 93012
United States
DUNS: 830813718
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Macdougal
 (805) 384-8046
Business Contact
 Tony Vengel
Phone: (805) 384-8046
Research Institution
 University of Central Florida
 Arkadiy Lyakh Arkadiy Lyakh
12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826
United States

 (407) 823-0699
 Nonprofit College or University

Current scene projection hardware is challenged to simultaneously meet the requirements for high peak temperature (> 2000K), high resolution (2Kx2K), response time < 4 ms, cryogenic and temporally uniform photon flux. MEMS, Resistor arrays, liquid crystals, and photonic crystals all suffer in one or more areas. MEMS suffer from flicker and low dynamic range. Resistor arrays suffer from low frame rates and low peak apparent temperatures. Liquid crystals suffer from cross-talk and dynamic range. Photonic crystals suffer from low frame rates and dynamic range. Attollo and our partner University of Central Florida propose to increase apparent temperatures by developing a new light source that allows the system to make efficient use of the emitted light. The emitter will be capable of providing high output power at low currents enabling large array operation. The emitter will be capable of fast response times and will be temporally uniform. The final emitter will have the ability to provide high temperature scene projection with fine resolution across the full temperature range of 77 – 2000K. In addition, it will have the ability to operate at greater than 400 Hz.

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