Optimization of Active Polarimeters for ATR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: A111-032-0772
Amount: $99,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: A11-032
Solitcitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc
PO Box 8383, Albuquerque, NM, -
Duns: 100490890
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Hoover
 Chief Scientist
 (505) 250-1685
Business Contact
 Malini Hoover
Title: Vice President
Phone: (505) 250-1685
Email: malini@advanced-optical.com
Research Institution
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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