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Imaging Spectroscopy Using Parametrically Adjustable Acousto-Optical Tunable…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
26755
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26755
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CIENCIA, INC.
111 ROBERTS ST, STE K EAST HARTFORD, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Imaging Spectroscopy Using Parametrically Adjustable Acousto-Optical Tunable Filter (AOTF)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,882.00
 

Abstract:

Under Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) funding, Ciencia, Inc. has discovered a method to substantially improve a known spectral (and polarization) discrimination element, the acousto-optic tunable filter (AOFT). Ciencia's technology permits independent control of bandpass wavelength, bandwidth and angular aperture, a capability not available with current generation AOTFs. The goal of the proposed program is to transition this defense-related technology into commercially viable spectral imaging instruments for remote detection or monitoring of environmental conditions on land or sea. The resulting devices will permit, for the first time, the development of an electronically tunable multispectral imager capable of maintaining constant spectral resolution across its turning range, while providing polarization information. This will result in greatly enhanced detection and quantification of environmentally significant processes and materials. Anticipated Benefits: This dual use of defense technology has enormous commercial potential which makes the proposed innovation an excellent candidate for transitioning into private-sector funded products. Potential markets include environmental surveillance and remediation, agricultural crop management, forestry, nondestructive testing, manufacturing process control, and medical imaging.

Principal Investigator:

Salvador Fernandez
2036590333

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ciencia, Inc.
111 Roberts Street, Suite C E. Hartford, CT 06108

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