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Flexible Broad-band Optical Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-17-P-6892
Agency Tracking Number: F17A-010-0215
Amount: $149,915.06
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): 2017-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-05-15
Small Business Information
6201 East Oltorf St.
Austin, TX 78741
United States
DUNS: 100651798
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Byron Zollars, Ph.D.
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 389-9990
Business Contact
 Michael Mayo
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Research Institution
 Texas A&M University
 Cynthia Meininger, Ph.D.
 (254) 742-7037
 Nonprofit College or University

Optical characterization of materials has remained an active area of research for many decades. With each advancement in light sources, detector technologies, microscopy, or compact spectroscopic analysis, a renewed effort is made to apply these technologies to material characterization, especially for biological tissues. There is a current need to characterize the details of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with different materials, including biological tissue. The needs span across military, industrial, and academic sectors. Nanohmics, Inc., in partnership with the Department of Medical Physiology at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (TAMHSC), propose to design and show proof-of-principle for an optical material characterization tool. The Broadband Optical Characterization System (BOCS) combines an agile, adjustable light source and a novel optical system that can rapidly measure the broadband spectroscopic and polarimetric BRDF and BTDF of a material sample. The BOCS device features the ability to make real-time in-situ measurements of fixed or living biological tissue.

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