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Compressive Spectral Video in the LWIR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-19-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7690
Amount: $999,916.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13A-T015
Solicitation Number: 13.A
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-16
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Julia R Dupuis
 Area Manager, Optical Systems Technologies
 (978) 738-8273
Business Contact
 David Weatherby
Phone: (978) 738-8107
Research Institution
 Colorado State University
 Lisa Anaya Esquibel Lisa Anaya Esquibel
2002 Campus Delivery Array
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States

 (970) 491-0537
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences, Inc. and Colorado State University will advance the technical maturity of the Compressive Sensing Hyperspectral Imager (CS-HSI) platform. The CS-HSI operates in the longwave infrared (LWIR) spectral range with a single-pixel architecture for low-cost, standoff wide area Early Warning of chemical vapor plumes. The motivation for applying CS to LWIR HSI is to eliminate the high-cost, mechanically cooled focal plane array required by traditional systems, thereby enabling wide spread deployment over a host of standoff detection applications. The objective is to produce a CS-HSI sensor which meets a unit price point of $50k in a 10lb form factor. A secondary benefit is intelligent data bandwidth management realized through use of optimized measurement and sparsity bases for chemical plume imaging. The sensor is projected to achieve spatially resolved NESR of 4×10-8 W/(cm2·ster·cm-1) at 10cm-1 spectral resolution and .031steradian/s coverage rate with 2.5mrad angular resolution. The corresponding CLmin is less than 135mg/m2 for a 3K temperature contrast.

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