Interceptor Seekers

Period of Performance: 02/29/2008 - 08/13/2008


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Aegis Technologies Group, Inc.
410 Jan Davis Drive Array
Huntsville, AL 35806
Principal Investigator


The objective of this proposal is build an, all electronic, photonic band gap (PBG) scanning device using high performance electro-optic (EO) polymers for beam steering. The PBG device will take advantage of the superprism effect in PBG structures. PBG s h have been shown to have an effective refraction several orders of magnitude greater than conventional materials. The beam will be steered by an EO deflector and the steering angle will be amplified by the PC. This device can lead to high speed, high reliability, beam steering systems with no moving parts suitable for deployment on missile systems, space platforms and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)