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NightGuard - Real-Time SWIR Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor for Day/Night…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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ChemImage Sensor Systems
PA Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2528
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: NightGuard - Real-Time SWIR Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor for Day/Night Operations
Agency: DOD
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0079
Award Amount: $774,934.00


ChemImage's shortwave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imaging (HSI) prototype system, known as NightGuard, will address the Army's requirement for a high sensitivity, modular, wavelength agile system for covert nighttime or passive daytime threat detection. The NightGuard system will employ covert, active illumination through the use of IR heating lamps coupled with a long pass IR filter and longer wavelength range (1200-2450 nm) to achieve a higher level sensitivity. By providing a higher level of sensitivity, the NightGuard system will have the capability for improved detection and exhibit lower false positives and an improved limit of detection. To provide autonomous, real-time detection of threats, we will incorporate the Real-Time Toolkit (RTTK) Software Package.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Gardner
Director of Program Manag
(412) 241-7335

Business Contact:

Steven Mitts
Business Development Spec
(412) 241-7335
Small Business Information at Submission:

ChemImage Biothreat LLC
7301 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 020686715
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No