Hybrid Universal Laser Eye Protection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,975.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-11-C-0227
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-001-0468
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-001
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Photonic Systems Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
FangZhang
Director
(310) 320-3088
EOSProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
GordonDrew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
To address the Navy"s need for frequency-agile laser eye protection technology, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Hybrid Universal Laser Eye Protection (HULEP) system based on multilayer stacks of nanostructure semiconductor thin film (NSTF) and cholesteric liquid crystal (CHLC). In the HULEP design, the NSTF specifically provides broadband passive limiting with optical density (OD) 6 for a Q-switched laser with switching and recovery time 52% transmittance. In Phase I, POC plans to assess HULEP technology by developing a laser eye protection concept design and fabricating a proof-of-concept prototype to demonstrate feasibility and verify performance. In Phase II, POC plans to develop and demonstrate fully functional engineering prototypes that will meet Navy needs to effectively protect crew members from dazzling effects and permanent eye damage that results from frequency-agile threat laser incidents.

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