Polarization Studies in Passive ASW

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0268
Agency Tracking Number: N061-013-0753
Amount: $995,585.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-013
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
4022 Liggett dr., San Diego, CA, 92106
DUNS: 178819392
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon Schoonmaker
 Principal Scientist
 (619) 838-1218
Business Contact
 Tracy Moore
Title: President
Phone: (619) 851-4054
Email: tracy.moore@advanced-coherent.com
Research Institution
Several sensor systems are currently under development for use in ‘maritime remote sensing’. Missions such as surf zone and shallow water mine countermeasures, optical ASW, maritime search and rescue, and marine mammal detection and tracking are included in our definition of remote sensing. The optical components of these systems are high end, standard, COTS camera systems designed by industrial camera makers for multiple uses ranging from scientific research (e.g. Astronomy) to machine vision. Thus even though the systems are specifically tailored to the maritime environment, their basic cameras are general in nature. It is the intent of this program to look specifically at each component of a maritime remote sensing system and optimize the use of that component to the maritime environment. Initially, emphasis will be on the camera itself and its associated optics. Special attention will be given to the use of polarization analyzers in improving imaging and detection. To do, this unique attributes of the maritime environment must be identified and exploited in specific system designs to generate superior systems in terms of performance, cost, volume, and reliability.

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