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PORTABLE SCANNING WIDEBAND IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13418
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13418
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optron Systems, Inc.
235 Bear Hill Rd Ste 200 Waltham, MA 02451-1060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: PORTABLE SCANNING WIDEBAND IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $60,981.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A PORTABLE, RAPID-SCANNING WIDEBAND IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER (SWIS) TO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR A REAL-TIME INSTRUMENT THAT CAN SIMULTANEOUSLY OBTAIN BOTH IMAGING AND SPECTRAL DATA IN THE 1 TO 12 UM WAVELENGTH RANGE. OPTRON'S TECHNIQUE USES PASSIVE DISPERSIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS (GRATING AND LENSES) TO SPECTRALLY SEPARATE THE INCIDENT RADIATION, WHILE PRESERVING IMAGE RESOLUTION. THIS SPECTRAL IMAGE CONTINUUM IS FOCUSSED SIMULTANEOUSLY ONTO LINEAR SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS, WHICH SELECT THE SPECIFIC NARROW-BAND SPECTRAL REGION TO BE EXAMINED. THE FILTERED WAVELENGTHS OF INTEREST ARE THEN DISPERSION COMPENSATED AND REIMAGED ONTO THE APPROPRIATE IMAGING DETECTORS (E.G., CCD CAMERAS) BEFORE BEING DOWNLOADED TO AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTER FOR POST PROCESSING.IN ITS ULTIMATE FORM, THE DEVICE CAN COVER THE WAVELENGTH RANGE BETWEEN 1 UM AND 12 UM, PROVIDE WAVELENGTH SWITCHING IN < OR - UM, AND BE CAPABLE OF LINEAR OR RANDOM SPECTRAL SCANNING. THIS TECHNIQUE HAS THE ADVANTAGES OF HIGH-SPEED SWITCHING, BROAD-WAVELENGTH BAND COVERAGE, LOW-POWER CONSUMPTION, MEDIUM-VOLTAGE CONTROL (< OR - 500V), AND RELATIVELY REASONABNLE MANUFACTURING COST DUE THE USE OF STANDARD PASSIVE AND ELECTRO-OPTIC MATERIALS. THE DEVICE SCANS ELECTRO-OPTICALLY AND HAS NO MOVING PARTS.

Principal Investigator:

Frank L Leard
6172753100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optron Systems Inc
3 Preston Ct Bedford, MA 01730

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