Adaptive Integrated Multi-Modal Sensing Array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number: F08B-T02-0193
Amount: $99,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-BT02
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL, 35801
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Pezzaniti
 Sr. Optical Engineer
 (256) 562-0087
 Larry.Pezzaniti@PolarisSensor.com
Business Contact
 David Chenault
Title: President
Phone: (256) 562-0087
Email: david.chenault@Polarissensor.com
Research Institution
 University of New Mexico
 Sanjay Krishna
 Center for High Technology Mat
1313 Goddard St SE/MSC2710
Albuquerque, NM, 87106
 (505) 272-7892
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Polaris Sensor Technologies is proposing to use quantum dot technology that has been  recently developed which has the ability to tune the spectral response of a sensor in real-time.   In the Phase I we will study the feasibility of integrating such a focal plane to either fixed or adaptive polarization capability.  The adaptive polarization capability would be based on dynamically controllable polarization gratings.  These devices are very new and their implementation with quantum dots represents real risk whose outcome cannot be predicted.  The fallback position would be to use a static, two-channel polarization design that would enable spectrally tunable imaging spectopolarimetry.  Such a sensor would represent a leap forward in adpative sensing. BENEFIT: The commercial benefits of such a sensor are large.  Adaptive spectropolarimetry would enable environmental monitoring for such applications as effluent and plume measurement.  In addition civil homeland security could benefit from border and high value asset protection.)

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