Science and Applications of Metameterials to Interceptor Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,592.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-09-C-7076
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-009-0005
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-T009
Solicitation Number:
2008.B
Small Business Information
Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC
760 Parkside Avenue, Room 313, Brooklyn, NY, 11226
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145785528
Principal Investigator:
David Crouse
Assistant Professor
(212) 650-5330
david.thomas.crouse@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Thomas James
President
(718) 484-7033
thomas.l.james@gmail.com
Research Institution:
Research Foundation - City College
Regina Masterson
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NV, 10031-9101
(212) 650-7908
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In Phase I, Phoebus Optoelectronics will assess the feasibility of using the diverse, enabling light management capabilities of subwavelength-scale metal/dielectric materials called "Plasmonic/Photonic Hybrid Crystals," a recently-discovered subset of Z/NIM metamaterials, to develop higher-performance, lower-cost components for infrared sensing related to interceptor systems. Our hybrid crystals, single-layer surface structures, can be fabricated atop any substrate material using standard CMOS fabrication techniques. Designs for two unique polarimetric infrared focal plane arrays will be developed for the 7-12 micron wavelength regime. The designs will use combinations of optical and electromagnetic modes within subwavelength periodic structures that elicit the Z/NIM effects of anomalous transmission and super beaming. Our structures will readily achieve polarization extinction ratios of 500:1 (compared with 20:1 for current commercial devices), will minimize crosstalk, and will reduce fabrication costs through component integration.

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