Spectral Imaging of Space Objects

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0101
Agency Tracking Number: F093-056-0263
Amount: $99,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-056
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Solid State Scientific Corporation
27-2 Wright Road, Hollis, NH, 03049
DUNS: 179492566
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Murguia
 President
 (603) 598-1194
 jim@solidstatescientific.com
Business Contact
 Linda Bouthillette
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (603) 598-1194
Email: linda@solidstatescientific.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose a Phase I SBIR program to develop a unique spectral imaging sensor prototype based on micro-optics with a COTS astronomical camera. The micro-optic separates the image into spectral views of the image that are spatially and temporally registered. The proposed approach has been demonstrated on a telescope to simultaneously image space objects at multiple spectra without the need for atmospheric compensation. The micro-optical component is approximately 1 cubic inch in size and is coupled to a large telescope using a conventional optic. BENEFIT: An imaging system that supports spectral imaging and super-resolution algorithms without the need for atmospheric compensation is anticipated to have a variety of ISR imaging applications including high altitude fixed wing, and unmanned aircraft. Other potential platforms include earth imaging satellites. The prototype system will also feed the development of spectral fusion algorithms for the characterization of space objects by their spectral reflectance.

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