Optimization of Active Polarimeters for ATR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,968.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W909MY-11-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-032-0772
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-032
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc
PO Box 8383, Albuquerque, NM, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100490890
Principal Investigator:
Brian Hoover
Chief Scientist
(505) 250-1685
hoover@advanced-optical.com
Business Contact:
Malini Hoover
Vice President
(505) 250-1685
malini@advanced-optical.com
Research Institution:
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Abstract
Use of polarization signatures can dramatically improve the performance of active or laser sensors for automated target recognition (ATR) and other applications. While their potential has been widely recognized, laser polarimeters have been limited by technology gaps in two areas: utilization of high-dimensional data and operation in a real-time compact system. This project extends and combines 1) polarization-components techniques (PCT) classification algorithms for efficient signature utilization and 2) partial Mueller-matrix polarimeter (pMMP) designs to allow effective implementation in deployable sensors and an existing active imager in particular.

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