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Company Information:

Company Name: Spectral Imaging Laboratory
City: Pasadena
State: CA
Zip+4: 91107-3628
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.spilab.com
Phone: (626) 578-0626

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,306,330.00 12
SBIR Phase II $8,131,921.00 10
STTR Phase I $150,000.00 1

Award List:

Thermal Infrared Surface Contamination Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,734.00
Abstract:
A thermal infrared imaging spectrometer is proposed for the remote detection of surface contaminants. The instrument will use pulsing lasers to vaporize liquidswhile it scans the target scene generating 3D spectral-images. The instrument will be pre-programmed with a library of contamination… More

Miniature High Resolution Visible/UV Spectrometers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $98,955.00
Abstract:
Two miniature, high resolution imaging spectrometers are proposed for the remote detection of chemical vapors in the 200 - 800 nm band. One spectrometer uses a diffraction grating to generate a spectrum with a resolution of 0.39 nm. It can achieve asignal to noise ratio (SNR) that varies between… More

Thermal Infrared Surface Contamination Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $727,117.00
Abstract:
A thermal infrared imaging spectrometer is proposed for the remote detection and identification of surface contaminants. The instrument will use a high power, pulsing CO2 laser to vaporize the liquids while it scans the target scene generating 3Dspectral-images. The instrument will be… More

Miniature Mid-Infrared Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Don Rafol, Senior Research Physicist
Award Amount: $99,917.00
Abstract:
A miniature, middle wavelength infrared (MWIR) camera is proposed for remote imaging from an aircraft flying at 50,000 feet. The camera will be small enough to fit inside the viewing pod of the aircraft, which will be flying at speeds approaching Mach 2.The camera will use a two-dimensional… More

Broadband Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS) for bio-agent detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,231.00
Abstract:
A broadband laser-induced breakdown spectrometer (LIBS) is proposed for the stand-off detection of bio-agents. The LIBS instrument will use a pulsing, high-powered laser to ablate contaminants and then record the spectral information emitted from theresulting plasma using a flash Fourier transform… More

Miniature Mid-Infrared Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Don Rafol
Award Amount: $749,756.00
Abstract:
A miniature, middle wavelength infrared (MWIR) camera is proposed for remote imaging from an F-16 test aircraft flying at 50,000 feet. The camera will be custom designed to fit inside the viewing pod of the aircraft, which will be flying at speeds approaching Mach 2. The camera will use a… More

Conformal Array Superposition Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,638.00
Abstract:
The U. S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has an interest in developing a very wide field of view (FOV) sensor that can be made conformal to an aircraft surface. The new sensor should be adaptable to imaging in both the visible and the 8 - 12 micron long wavelength infrared (LWIR) regimes. … More

High Sensitivity Standoff LIBS Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $118,865.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army has the need for a compact, laser-induced breakdown spectrometer (LIBS) capable of standoff detection from a range of 100 meters. In a LIBS system, the laser fires at a target to create a micro-plasma emission of radiation that can be analyzed by its spectrometer. The LIBS technique… More

Conformal Array Superposition Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,261.00
Abstract:
The U. S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has an interest in developing a very wide field of view (FOV) sensor that can be made conformal to aircraft and seeker surfaces. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development of two wide FOV, conformal sensors, one imaging in the… More

High Sensitivity Standoff LIBS Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $729,776.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army has the need for a compact, eye safe laser induced breakdown spectrometer (LIBS) capable of detecting explosive residues from a range of 100 meters. In a LIBS system, the laser fires a pulse at a target to create a micro-plasma emission of radiation that can be analyzed by a… More

Wide Angle Lens Array Night Vision Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
The Naval Special Warfare Visual Augmentation Systems program has an interest in developing an 80 degree field of view (FOV) aviator night vision system (ANVIS) to more closely match the panoramic viewing capability of the unaided human eye. Standard ANVIS and night vision goggles, which are based… More

Space Based Multi-Aperture Artificial Compound Eye

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $450,072.00
Abstract:
The AFRL and DARPA have an interest in developing a compact, high definition panoramic video camera for deployment on low cost Cube Satellites. Ideally the camera would have a suitable means for blocking solar stray light and glints, and it would not have any moving parts. The baseline camera must… More

Space-Based Sensors with Solar Exclusion Baffles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to improve stray light rejection and reduce the solar exclusion angle for space-based optical sensors tasked with detecting and tracking multiple satellites. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development of artificial compound eye (ACE)… More

Wide-Field-of-View Infrared Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop small and agile strapdown (no-gimbal), wide-field-of-view (WFOV) seekers capable of precision guidance within cluttered urban environments. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development of infrared strapdown seekers that utilize the… More

Dual Waveband Artificial Compound Eyes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, President – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new class of advanced, wide field of view (WFOV), dual band infrared sensors that can be deployed on Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) as well as micro-air vehicles (MAVs), missile seekers and smart munitions. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory… More

Wide-Field-of-View Infrared Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, President – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $1,350,992.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop small and agile strapdown (no-gimbal), wide-field-of-view (WFOV) seekers capable of precision guidance within cluttered urban environments. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development of both long wavelength infrared (LWIR)… More

Biologically-inspired Integrated Vision System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, President – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Charles Higgins
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new class of advanced, wide field of view (WFOV) imaging sensors that sample the radiation field in multiple modes: spectral, temporal, polarization, and detailed object shape. These multimodal sensors are to be deployed on high altitude drones… More

Space-Based Sensors with Solar Exclusion Baffles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, Principal Scientist – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to improve stray light rejection and reduce the solar exclusion angle for space-based optical sensors tasked with star tracking navigation and with detecting and tracking multiple satellites. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development… More

Multi-aperture Sensor for Hypersonic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, President – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new forward looking infrared imaging system that can actively mitigate thermal loading associated with munitions flight speeds greater than Mach 5. Excessive thermal loading causes the viewing domes to emit a high background radiance, which… More

Wide-Field-of-View (WFOV) Multimode Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, President – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a wide-field-of-view (WFOV) multimode seeker with one mode being multi-waveband passive infrared imaging, and the second mode being a semi-active laser (SAL). The multimode system is required because of the continued need for military operations to… More

Dual Waveband Artificial Compound Eyes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, President – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $1,499,947.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new class of advanced, wide field of view (WFOV), dual band infrared sensor that can be deployed on Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), missile seekers and smart munitions. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development of a… More

Multi-aperture Sensor for Hypersonic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, President – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new forward looking infrared imaging system that can actively mitigate thermal loading associated with munitions flight speeds greater than Mach 5. Excessive thermal loading causes the viewing domes to emit a high background radiance, which… More

Wide-Field-of-View (WFOV) Multimode Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis Reininger, President – (626) 578-0626
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a wide-field-of-view (WFOV) multimode seeker with one mode being multi-waveband passive infrared imaging, and the second mode being a semi-active laser (SAL). The multimode system is required because of the continued need for military operations to… More