Probing Dense Sprays with Gated, Picosecond, Digital Particle Field Holography

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,996.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0249
Award Id:
95133
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-027-0016
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T027
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8 Chrysler, Irvine, CA, 92618
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
188465819
Principal Investigator:
James Trolinger
Director of Research
(949) 553-0688
jtrolinger@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact:
Cecil Hess
President
(949) 553-0688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institute:
The Regents of the U of CA-Irvine
Gillian Fischer
Office of Research Admin.
300 University Tower
Irvine, CA, 92697
(949) 824-2644
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This is a proposal to develop a unique, robust, fieldable, gated, picosecond, digital holography system for characterizing dense particle fields under harsh conditions. Many powerful imaging methods have failed to fulfill this requirement because noise from multiple scattering buries the signal needed to acquire a useful image. Solutions to this limitation are very expensive, hard to implement, and not ideal candidates for field experiments. The proposed innovation applies digital holography and picosecond gating to limit the amount of noise sufficiently to enable high resolution, 3D imaging, effectively generalizing existing pseudo-ballistic imaging systems that have been demonstrated in dense fields. State of the art components in multiple fields are combined to produce a new sensor concept that will be extremely useful in the experimental study of dense sprays and other particles fields. Digital holography of this form can provide a detailed look at the structure of all of the particles in an essentially unlimited three dimensional sample volume.

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