Development of a Dual-Band Imaging Polarimeter for Reducing Apache Crew Workload

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-15-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: A151-071-0162
Amount: $104,719.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15-071
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-31
Small Business Information
200 Westside Square, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL, 35801
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Harchanko
 DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
 (256) 562-0087
 JOHN.HARCHANKO@POLARISSENSOR.COM
Business Contact
 David Chenault
Title: Government Employee
Phone: (256) 562-0087
Email: David.Chenault@PolarisSensor.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to investigate the benefits of imaging polarimetry in multiple wavebands with the goal to reduce the workload of the Apache crew, focusing on the task load of the gunner. Imaging polarimetry has shown significant advantages under several conditions to outperform standard broadband radiometric imagers in locating targets and suppressing clutter. Multiple wavebands polarimeters have to date concentrated on MWIR/LWIR combinations. This effort proposes to investigate the VIS, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR wavebands to objectively choose a combination of two wavebands for further development in subsequent phases of the effort.

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