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Adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77538
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
055378
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107 Lafayette, CO 80026-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNA06CA62C
Award Amount: $69,598.00
 

Abstract:

The present proposal describes the development of an adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer (CTIS), or "Snapshot" spectrometer which can "instantaneously" capture a full 3D data cube. The technology is applicable to hyperspectral imaging for remote sensing of extra-terrestrial planetary bodies and deep space objects. The snapshot capability of the technology makes it possible to capture transient events otherwise inaccessible with conventional pushbroom or whiskbroom imagers. The adaptive component of the innovation is a liquid crystal spatial light modulator which replaces the standard computer generated hologram in this technology. As such it can be rapidly tuned at KHz rates for optimal performance in real time improving the signal to noise ratio and data cube image reconstruction.

Principal Investigator:

Hugh Masterson
Principal Investigator
3039695000
HMASTERSON@BNONLINEAR.COM

Business Contact:

Mark Tanner
Business Official
3036040077
mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Boulder Nonlinear Systems Inc
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107 Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 841118066
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No