Focal Plane Array with Arbitrary Tunable Spectral Response

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,689.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9453-07-C-0047
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-267-4089
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-267
Small Business Information
BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6F Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator
 Qiushui Chen
 VP of R&D
 (781) 935-2800
 qchen@bostonati.com
Business Contact
 Y. Zou
Title: President
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Email: kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Target discrimination capability can be greatly improved by contrasting the spectral energy content of the target against the background radiation. For fast target discrimination, Boston Applied Technologies proposes to develop a composite dynamic optical filtering technology for imaging arbitrary spectral responses. It can perform not only sequential wavelength-by-wavelength tuning, but also reconfigure the combinations of wavebands (even complicated spectral profile over a broad range) at microseconds intervals. Basic concepts of this technology have been experimentally demonstrated in Phase I, which included wavelength-to-wavelength tuning and sophisticated spectral profile reconfiguration. Working range of this device covers from visible to mid-infrared (up to 8.0 micron). In this Phase II proposal, we will capitalize on the Phase I success and develop a mid-IR composite focal plane array with rapid reconfiguration ability with arbitrary spectral response. Several innovative technologies will be implemented, including the synthesis technique for high-performance electro-optical materials, the software and hardware for composing arbitrary transmission curves, as well as the algorisms for fast non-linear regression.

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