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Probing Dense Sprays with Gated, Picosecond, Digital Particle Field Holography

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0249
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-027-0016
Amount: $69,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T027
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-30
Small Business Information
8 Chrysler
Irvine, CA 92618
United States
DUNS: 188465819
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Trolinger
 Director of Research
 (949) 553-0688
Business Contact
 Cecil Hess
Title: President
Phone: (949) 553-0688
Research Institution
 The Regents of the U of CA-Irvine
 Gillian Fischer
Office of Research Admin. 300 University Tower
Irvine, CA 92697
United States

 (949) 824-2644
 Nonprofit College or University

This is a proposal to develop a unique, robust, fieldable, gated, picosecond, digital holography system for characterizing dense particle fields under harsh conditions. Many powerful imaging methods have failed to fulfill this requirement because noise from multiple scattering buries the signal needed to acquire a useful image. Solutions to this limitation are very expensive, hard to implement, and not ideal candidates for field experiments. The proposed innovation applies digital holography and picosecond gating to limit the amount of noise sufficiently to enable high resolution, 3D imaging, effectively generalizing existing pseudo-ballistic imaging systems that have been demonstrated in dense fields. State of the art components in multiple fields are combined to produce a new sensor concept that will be extremely useful in the experimental study of dense sprays and other particles fields. Digital holography of this form can provide a detailed look at the structure of all of the particles in an essentially unlimited three dimensional sample volume.

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