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Snapshot Raman Spectral Imager

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
90048
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-009-0065
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Quantum Technologies
3333 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Suite D-100 Durham, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Snapshot Raman Spectral Imager
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0153
Award Amount: $99,852.00
 

Abstract:

Applied Quantum Technologies along with its university partner Duke University propose a coded-aperture, multi-aperture snapshot Raman imager. By combining an innovative optical design and advanced compressed sensing algorithms, a snapshot system provides dwell times much shorter than conventional slit-based or tunable-filter based spectral imagers. A short-wave infrared excitation source allows for minimal sample fluorescence, making the system able to cope with target signatures in a wide variety of backgrounds. While the majority of Raman systems available are point-based, having imaging capabilities permits wide area coverage at a fraction of the time of point-based systems. By utilizing compressed sensing algorithms, large amounts of spatial and spectral information can be acquired using the limited pixel counts available to short-wave infrared detector arrays.

Principal Investigator:

Bob Guenther
Senior Scientist
9194030926
bob.guenther@duke.edu

Business Contact:

Robert Lontz
Chief Administrative Officer
9194030926
rlontz@appliedquantumtechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Quantum Technologies
3333 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Suite E-100 Durham, NC 27707

EIN/Tax ID: 611507776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Duke University
Office of Research Support
326 North Building; Box 90077
Durham, NC 27708
Contact: Phillip Grosshans
Contact Phone: (919) 681-5132
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university