Adaptive Integrated Multi-Modal Sensing Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,958.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T02-0193
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
129074840
Principal Investigator:
Larry Pezzaniti
Sr. Optical Engineer
(256) 562-0087
Larry.Pezzaniti@PolarisSensor.com
Business Contact:
David Chenault
President
(256) 562-0087
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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