Practical Broadband Cryogenic Polarization Controlled 512x512 Scene Projector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-07-M-0011
Agency Tracking Number: F071-340-3315
Amount: $99,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-340
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
4160 Market St., Suite 6, Ventura, CA, 93003
DUNS: 145925520
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Geske
 (805) 642-4645
Business Contact
 Michael MacDougal
Title: Vice-President of Engineering
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Research Institution
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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