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Digital Electronic Scanning Holographic Particles Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-06-P-0018
Agency Tracking Number: S052-009-0021
Amount: $99,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM05-009
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-02-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-08-14
Small Business Information
Electro-Optics & Holography Divison, 20600 Gramerc, Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Drew
 Chief Financial Officer
 (310) 320-3088
 gdrew@poc.com
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gdrew@poc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To address the U.S. SOCOM need for a particle sensor and monitoring/warning system to be integrated into aircraft engine air inlets and air intakes to environmental control systems (ECSs), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Digital Electronic Scanning Holographic (DESH) particle sensor. The proposed DESH sensor is based on real-time digital holography (electronic holography) and numerical image reconstruction of the particle field. From a reconstructed three-dimensional image of the inlet flow-field of aircraft turbines, particle size and density of particles ingested can be determined and analyzed for the pilot/commander's response. In a DESH sensor, the 3D particle field along the optics depth of the intake air volume is imaged with a unique low-coherence laser reference beam scanning interferometric device. By using a high-speed CMOS 2D array sensor with an onboard processor, images can be processed at the video frame rate. In Phase I POC will design, analyze, and assemble a breadboard setup in the POC laboratory to demonstrate the feasibility of the DESH sensor concept. In Phase II, POC plans to develop a fully operational portable prototype for testing and evaluation at a U.S. SOCOM facility.

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