Longwave Infrared Imaging Spectro-Polarimeter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$450,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0061
Award Id:
59167
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0028
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2663 Wayside Dr., 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 Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal is for the construction of a fast imaging spectro-polarimeter for the measurement of spatial, spectral, and polarization signatures of both targets and backgrounds for improving target recognition and discrimination. The proposed innovative snapshot imaging sensor provides spatial, spectral, and polarization data for each pixel at each frame time. This unique approach elimanates scanning through the spectrum as required by conventional approaches and provides all four Stokes vectors for each pixel at each wavelength. The proposed sensor design operates in the longwave infrared wavelength region. The proposed sensor builds on developments at the University of Arizona's Optical Detection Laboratory and provides the most versatile sensor developed to date.

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