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Fiber Optic Raman Imager

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
90049
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-009-0128
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTRA, Inc
461 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983-1290
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Fiber Optic Raman Imager
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0151
Award Amount: $99,503.00
 

Abstract:

OPTRA proposes the development of a short wave infrared (SWIR) fiber optic Raman imager based on a multiple slit dispersive spectrometer. The key components include imaging optics, a fiber optic bundle, a dispersive element, and a SWIR focal plane array (FPA). The integrated hyperspectral imager allows for the simultaneous acquisition of 64x64 spatial resolution elements and 32 spectral resolution elements within a single exposure of the FPA. The benefits of this approach include compactness, no moving parts, and particularly the computational simplicity with which the hyperspectral cubes are reconstructed relative to other "snapshot" hyperspectral imagers employing coded apertures or computed tomography. Our proposed effort includes the development of multicomponent algorithms specifically tailored to Raman imaging by Dr. Eric Miller of Tufts University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The overall effort is expected to produce a complete Raman imaging system prototype by the completion of Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Julia Rentz Dupuis
Senior Scientist
9788876600
jrentz@optra.com

Business Contact:

James R. Engel
President
9788876600
jengel@optra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTRA, Inc
461 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983

EIN/Tax ID: 042710274
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Tufts University
Research Administration
20 Professors Row
Medford, MA 2155
Contact: Maria Harlow
Contact Phone: (617) 627-5187
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university