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Focal Plane Array with Arbitrary Tunable Spectral Response

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78179
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-267-4089
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801-1721
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Focal Plane Array with Arbitrary Tunable Spectral Response
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0167
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

The spectral content of targets through a multi- or hyper-spectral imaging will greatly improve target discrimination capability by utilizing the differences in spectral content of target and background radiation. However, today's hyperspectral imaging systems are limited to wavelength-to-wavelength scanning mode detection. For targets that are in rapid motion or scenarios that need prompt response, the ability to perform multi- to hyper-spectral imaging in a staring mode is critical. In this proposal, Boston Applied Technologies proposes to integrate a dynamic optical filter (DOF) with a photodetector to provide tunable detection with arbitrary spectral response. This DOF can perform not only sequential wavelength-by-wavelength tuning, but also various combinations of wavebands (even complicated spectral profile over a broad range) simultaneously. Based on this high speed tunable filter, the reconfiguration can be achieved in microseconds interval. When made into array type and integrate with a PFA (Focal Plane Array), it will be electrically tunable on a pixel-by-pixel basis, thus enable the real-time reconfiguration of the PFA to maximize either spectral coverage or spatial resolution

Principal Investigator:

Qiushui Chen
Chief Optical Engineer
7819352800
qchen@bostonati.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Zou
Vice President
7819352800
kzou@bostonati.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6 F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 510414999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No