Naval Research Laboratory R&D contract won by Polaris Alpha - EOIR Technologies

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Electronics Science and Technology Division (ESTD) officials selected Polaris Alpha - EOIR Technologies to provide research, development, and technical services under a five-year indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract valued an estimated $48 million.

NRL is conducing research under this contract in seven broad research fields. Under contract, EOIR will complete at the DO/TO level for research field one: Optoelectronics. This field executes a broad research and development portfolio ranging from basic to applied research on optoelectronic materials and devices for space and terrestrial applications where operation under situations of high environmental stress is required.

Research will conduct activities that include creating semiconductor materials that display characteristics such as wavelength sensitivity, electrical conversion efficiency, and switching speed superior to current state of the art and developing low dimensional structures and materials that allow control of the electronic and optoelectronic properties at the quantum mechanical level.

NRL-ESTD develops new electronic materials, devices, components, and subsystems for next generation systems in support of customers throughout NRL, the Department of Defense, and other U.S. Government organizations, all with the focus on fundamental science as well as the development of technologies that can positively impact the warfighter through improved electronic systems that are used in radar, communications, power conversion/control, and electromagnetic warfare.