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Meta-material Optics for Mid-wave Infrared Image Differentiation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-22-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: A21C-T014-0329
Amount: $172,784.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A21C-T014
Solicitation Number: 21.C
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-05-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-24
Small Business Information
1 S Market Street suite 1715
San Jose, CA 95113-1111
United States
DUNS: 080159595
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Srini Vasan
 (424) 227-1417
Business Contact
 Srini Vasan
Phone: (424) 227-1417
Research Institution
 California Institute of Technology
 Lisa Miller
1200 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
United States

 (626) 395-3339
 Nonprofit College or University

Quantum Ventura Inc in collaboration with CalTech propose to develop a meta optic element to reduce the power consumption requirements and latency in high-speed target recognition applications including hypesonic vehicles. As part of Phase 1 effort, we plan to develop and demonstrate a thin (<1mm) meta-optic MWIR device that performs a spatial differentiation operation. For Phase 1, we will 1) survey existing meta-optic methodologies, 2) design, model and analyze meta-optic device options, 3) fabricate and characterize a meta-optic sample, 4) advance work in multifunction meta-optics and 5) create a phase 2 plan and submit the phase 1 report.

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