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A Miniature, High-Fidelity Imaging Spectrometer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67781
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-228-1764
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Resonon, Inc.
619 N CHURCH AVE, STE 3 BOZEMAN, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Miniature, High-Fidelity Imaging Spectrometer
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-1815
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The emerging generation of small, lightweight, and low-cost Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) promise greater portability and maneuverability, smaller radar cross-sections, and less monetary risk than their larger counterparts. While the role of hyperspectral imagers aboard aircraft and larger UAVs has been well recognized for target acquisition and intelligence gathering, technological advances are needed before these instruments are small and light enough to fly aboard this new generation of UAVs. This project will construct and evaluate an innovative hyperspectral design that leverages the asymmetry of push-broom designs to create an instrument with data fidelity comparable to proven airborne systems, but with a smaller footprint and lighter weight. Detailed ray-tracing performed during Phase I verified this performance claim and also led to a refinement of the original designs. Phase II will focus on the engineering, construction, alignment, calibration, and characterization of a breadboard prototype, followed by the delivery of an improved, second generation prototype for demonstration. Additionally, plans will be made for the construction and trial of a flight-ready unit with a major supplier of small UAVs.

Principal Investigator:

Rand Swanson
President
4065863356
swanson@resonon.com

Business Contact:

Michael Kehoe
Business Manager
4065863356
kehoe@resonon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RESONON, INC.
611 N. Wallace, Ste. 7 Bozeman, MT 59715

EIN/Tax ID: 270003569
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No