Infrared Imaging Spectro-Polarimeter for Laser Radar

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$513,901.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F08630-01-C-0051
Award Id:
55266
Agency Tracking Number:
001MN-0263
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2663 Wayside Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043580682
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sampson
President
(734) 761-3174
resampsonita@aol.com
Business Contact:
Robert Sampson
President
(734) 761-3174
resampsonita@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This is a Phase II proposal to build a prototype imaging spectro-polarimeter for the measurement of spectral and polarization signatures of both targets and backgrounds for improved target recognition capability for laser radar. The proposed innovativesnapshot imaging spectro-polarimeter provides spectral and polarization information in the 1.25 to 2.08 micron spectral region for each pixel in one frame time. This unique approach eliminates scanning through the spectrum as required by conventionalapproaches and provides for subsequent rapid collection and construction of spatial, spectral, and polarization data sets. The proposed instrument design is filed portable with minimal moving parts. The proposed project builds on developments at theUniversity of Arizona's Optical Science Centers and provides the most comprehensive and versatile portable imaging sensor developed to date. This sensor has the capability to significantly improve the performance of ladar systems.

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