Practical Broadband Cryogenic Polarization Controlled 512x512 Scene Projector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,917.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9101-07-M-0011
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-340-3315
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-340
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
AERIUS PHOTONICS, LLC.
4160 Market St., Suite 6, Ventura, CA, 93003
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Geske
President
(805) 642-4645
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Michael MacDougal
Vice-President of Engineering
(805) 642-4645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aerius Photonics is proposing a highly practical and effective plan to develop a scene projector with 512 x 512 pixels that allows the polarization state of each pixel to be independently and dynamically controlled at full frame rates. The projector would utilize two separate randomly polarized resistor array systems with orthogonal linear polarizers and beam combine the output of those systems together to generate a single 512x512 scene capable of displaying any arbitrary combination of linear polarization by adjusting the output from each pixel in each resistor array independently. The benefits of this approach include the following: (1) low risk, (2) precise polarization control for each pixel, (3) pixel-pitch independence, (4) compatibility with the cryogenic vacuum operation, and (5) compatibility with alternative and future scene projector systems.

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