Sub-wavelength Optical Antenna for Multispectral Polarimetric Focal Plane Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-027-0204
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF08-T027
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator
 Axel Reisinger
 CTO
 (603) 821-3092
 areisinger@qmagiq.com
Business Contact
 Mani Sundaram
Title: CEO & President
Phone: (603) 821-3092
Email: msundaram@qmagiq.com
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Xianfan Xu
 Potter Engg. Center, Rm 304
500 Central Drive
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
 (765) 494-0757
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to combine Purdue University’s expertise in the area of nano-scale antennae with QmagiQ’s Qwip technology to develop a new class of polarimetric longwave infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs). The Phase 1 effort will pave the way toward the development in Phase 2 of dual-band polarimetric FPAs producing simultaneous imagery in two spectral bands with polarization discrimination capability, all embedded within a single integrated package. BENEFIT: Multispectral polarimetric FPAs will enhance target recognition, identification and discrimination by combining polarization information, spectral content, spatial and temporal information provided by the imaging array. The polarimetric properties of the FPA will have applications in remote environmental sensing applications.

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