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Real Time Terahertz Heterodyne Imaging System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-17-P-0071
Agency Tracking Number: A17A-007-0092
Amount: $149,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17A-T007
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-01-30
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Heil
 Senior Engineer
 (410) 987-3435
 tmheil@techassess.com
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Email: sharon@techassess.com
Research Institution
 Univeristy of Massachusetts - Lowell
 Susan Puryear
 600 Suffolk Street
Lowell, MA, 01854
 (978) 934-4170
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc. and collaborators propose the development of a frequency tunable, high dynamic range heterodyne terahertz imager (HTI) with wavelength scale spatial resolution operating at 30 frames per second. The proposed system will leverage the heterodyne imaging techniques already developed by one of the collaborators to achieve frequency tuning and high dynamic range images at 2.3 THz. Furthermore, we propose novel components for beam steering and focusing to meet the Armys desired specifications of high frame rate imaging and wavelength-scale resolution. During Phase I, novel components will be designed, modeled, and fabricated to demonstrate feasibility, the existing baseline system will be extensively characterized to aid in the design process, and a full HTI system design will be developed for both reflection and transmission modes.

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