Science and Applications of Metameterials to Interceptor Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7207
Award Id:
90093
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-009-0005
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08T009
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY, 10013
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145785528
Principal Investigator:
Michael Crouse
Chief Technology Officer
(845) 519-7463
crousem238@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Thomas James
CEO
(703) 795-7218
Thomas.L.James@gmail.com
Research Institute:
Research Foundation - City College
Regina Masterson
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY, 10031
(212) 650-7908
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed project will develop three actively configurable metamaterial of relevance to both i) MDA's high-priority and near-term need for stray light testing and diagnosis and ii) the interceptor functions of THAAD, Ascent Phase Interceptors, MKV and Space Systems. Phoebus's configurable metamaterials aperture arrays will consist of single-layer metallic thin films patterned with light-channeling subwavelength sized dielectric apertures. All structures will tap into the metamaterial phenomenon of anomalous optical transmission (AOT) through subwavelength sized apertures, that allow almost 100% of an incident beam to be transmitted through the structures. The apertures will be filled with electro-optical materials that exhibit tuning of their dielectric constants when a voltage is applied, hence tuning of the transmissive/reflectance properties as well. Two of the devices will be actively configurable apertures that will be will be integrated into the stray light detection system being developed by Phase I awardee, Opt-E. The third device is a light harvesting, tunable, wavelength selective transmitting/lensing metamaterial that can be switch between the transmission and lensing of MWIR and LWIR spectral bands. Phoebus has developed a realizable commercialization plan to exploit profitable markets for sensor systems, advanced optical components, polarimetric sensing and renewable energy devices using its patent-pending metamaterials.

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