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AOTF-based Spectral Imaging for Enhanced Stand-off Chemical Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C131-104-0116
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD13-104
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
DRS Scientific
300 Oak Lake Road New Kensington, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: AOTF-based Spectral Imaging for Enhanced Stand-off Chemical Detection
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0060
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

DRS Scientific proposes a new type of Acousto-Optic Tuned Filter (AOTF) polarimetric hyperspectral imager that is compact, rugged, and inexpensive, has no moving parts, is free of optical aberrations, and is fast and sensitive. It will cover 8-12 mm with 8 cm-1 spectral resolution or finer, and will have mFlick sensitivity with a cooled camera, and<50 mflick with an uncooled camera. The germanium AOTF will provides low cost and simplicity, a large optical aperture, nontoxic materials, and easy fabrication. The AOTF will fit directly in front of the camera, without the need for coupling optics. This will reduce optical losses and emission along with cost, and allow for a compact sensor that can be handheld. The remainder of the system is electronics and software.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis Suhre
Scientist
(724) 337-6070
dsuhre@drsscientific.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Suhre
Vice President
(724) 337-6070
dsuhre@drsscientific.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DRS Scientific
300 Oak Lake Road New Kensington, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 251855463
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No