Spectral Imaging of Space Objects
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DOD / USAF
Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose a Phase I SBIR program to develop a unique spectral imaging sensor prototype based on micro-optics with a COTS astronomical camera. The micro-optic separates the image into spectral views of the image that are spatially and temporally registered. The proposed approach has been demonstrated on a telescope to simultaneously image space objects at multiple spectra without the need for atmospheric compensation. The micro-optical component is approximately 1 cubic inch in size and is coupled to a large telescope using a conventional optic. BENEFIT: An imaging system that supports spectral imaging and super-resolution algorithms without the need for atmospheric compensation is anticipated to have a variety of ISR imaging applications including high altitude fixed wing, and unmanned aircraft. Other potential platforms include earth imaging satellites. The prototype system will also feed the development of spectral fusion algorithms for the characterization of space objects by their spectral reflectance.
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Solid State Scientific Corporation
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