Patent Number: 7,708,413

Title: Corner cube chemical-biological agent sensor

Abstract: A sensing system comprises a corner-cube reflector that has three reflective surfaces wherein at least one of the reflective surfaces is a surface of a bimaterial cantilever. The reflective surface of the bimaterial cantilever undergoes a change between a substantially planar shape and a curved shape upon direct exposure to an agent of interest. Such a change is perceived by a suitable detector.

Inventors: Ptasinski; Joanna (San Diego, CA), Shimabukuro; Randy L. (San Diego, CA), Russell; Stephen D. (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: G02B 5/122 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018