Innovative Electro-Optically Responsive Filters Using High Figure-of-Merit Liquid Crystals Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$699,945.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-06-C-0155
Award Id:
73425
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-029-0266
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
275 Martinel Dr., Suite W, Kent, OH, 44240
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129457037
Principal Investigator:
Le Li
CEO
(845) 897-0138
leli@kentoptronics.com
Business Contact:
Le Li
CEO
(845) 897-0138
leli@kentoptronics.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Mary B Stanley
12443 Research Parkway
Suite 207
Olando, FL, 32826
(407) 823-2836
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This STTR Phase II Program focuses on a simple and cost effective solution to an urgent challenge facing to today's U.S. military, i.e., protection of military personnel, sensors, and instruments from laser injury. The program also yields enabling devices for military directed energy (DE) system, multi- and hyper-spectral Ladar/Lidar, mine detector, and multi-wavelength optical beam steerer for tracking, ranging, measure and free-space optical communication. Kent Optronics (KOI) together with its research institution partner of the University of Central Florida will develop four spectrally responsive optical filter devices in near infrared (NIR) and short wave IR (SWIR) regions. The four prototypes are (1) spectrally responsive notch filter that dynamically knocks out a laser line within the filter tuning coverage range, (2) spectrally responsive band-pass filter in transmissive mode which dynamically passes a narrow band spectral component located within the filter tuning range, (3) auto-responsive laser protection device which automatically detects and analyzes incoming laser wavelength(s) as well as intensity and knocks out the laser line(s) when the laser beam(s) becomes a thread, and (4) two-binned switchable filter that covers the SWIR spectral region.

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