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Company Information:

Company Name: Spectrum Photonics, Inc.
City: Honolulu
State: HI
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (405) 880-4195

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $559,929.00 6
SBIR Phase II $2,846,807.00 4

Award List:

Low Cost LWIR Interferometric HSI System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President/CEO (Acting)
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work is to develop a hyperspectral sensor system in the 8 to 14 micron wavelength region (long wave infrared or LWIR) capable of detecting chemical agents of DoD and civil interest via spectral measurements at 4 wavenumber resolution. The technology is an evolution of… More

Compact, Lightweight Chemical Sensor for Underwater UXO Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President/CEO (Acting)
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will focus on the development of an ultra-sensitive chemical trace detector for underwater unexploded ordnance (UUXO) detection. The envisioned technology is suitable for diver and/or unmanned underwater vehicle deployment.

On the Move Road Detection Weapon Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Edward T. Knobbe, President / CEO
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work is to develop a hyperspectral sensor system in the 7.5 to 12 micron wavelength region (long wave infrared, or LWIR) capable of detecting IEDs, EFPs, and landmines from a military vehicle at a rate of advance of 30 kph. The technology is an evolution of a LWIR… More

Low Cost LWIR Interferometric HSI System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President
Award Amount: $729,995.00
Abstract:
Due to the potential detection benefits offered by hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy, this is an area of great interest in terms of early detection of plume threats. The major constraint is in costs of components. Under this SBIR, our team will investigate innovative advances in the integration… More

On the Move Road Weapon Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President – (808) 748-1709
Award Amount: $769,513.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to investigate an emerging spectral imaging technology having the capability of detecting and identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosively formed penetrators (EFPs), or landmines; at standoff distances of between 100 meters to 250 meters. Goal is… More

Passive Infrared Detection of Liquids on Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President – (808) 748-1709
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
Our goal is to design and build a lightweight, wide area passive standoff imaging detection system capable of rapidly detecting liquids on surfaces for the purpose of contamination avoidance and reconnaissance. The envisioned technology extends the advantages of wide area passive infrared sensing… More

Compact, Lightweight Chemical Sensor for Underwater UXO Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President – (808) 748-1709
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Project goal is to develop and demonstrate a chemical/explosive sensor system to provide enhanced detection and classification in missions for which acoustic or optical imaging alone are not effective. The chemical sensor package developed and delivered during this SBIR effort will be lightweight,… More

Passive Infrared Detection of Liquids on Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President – (808) 748-1709
Award Amount: $597,299.00
Abstract:
The US Army, in support of the Joint Contaminated Surface Detector program (JCSD) program, has expressed a need to extend the advantages of wide area passive infrared sensing of chemical contaminants to the problem of detecting liquids contaminants on surfaces. A passive wide area monitoring system… More

Compact Full-Framing Hyperspectral Sensor for On-The-Move Ground-to-Ground Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President – (808) 748-1709
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Hyperspectral sensors have demonstrated the ability to provide remote sensing utility and actionable information to the warfighter. Currently deployed airborne hyperspectral platforms feature near real-time processing to generate detection products in minutes. Extending this functionality to the… More

Space based Hyper-Spectral Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward Knobbe, President – (808) 748-1709
Award Amount: $149,968.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Phase I effort will focus on a design tradeoff study to address the mission requirements and how alternate HSI sensor system designs address the requirements. These trades will include field of view and sampling rate versus target velocity within the scene, focal plane array size,… More