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Tunable LWIR Notch Filter Metasurfaces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-17-P-0007
Agency Tracking Number: A162-094-0101
Amount: $159,998.54
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-094
Solicitation Number: 2016.2
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-03-20
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
 Mark Lucente, Ph.D.
 (512) 389-9990
Business Contact
 Michael Mayo
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Research Institution

For dynamic protection of LWIR sensors from laser dazzler threats, Nanohmics, Inc., proposes to develop a thin, light-weight, high-transmittance, electrically tunable notch filter based on microfabricated metasurfaces. One or more 200 nm filter notches can be electrically activated and tuned to reject >90% of incident threats. The metasurfaces comprise an engineered array of resonant microstructures that leverage standard materials and microfabrication techniques to reduce cost and provide a rapid route to commercialization. The high-rejection filter prototype is thermally engineered to operate properly for optical power up to 80mW/ The thin (

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