Adaptive Hyperspectral Sensor Designs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,963.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8718-05-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-207-1925
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-207
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
BODKIN DESIGN & ENGINEERING, LLC
P.O. Box 81386, Wellesley, MA, 02481
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883404931
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sheinis
Principal Investigator
(781) 235-6351
ais@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Bodkin
Principal
(781) 235-6351
wab@bodkindesign.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To dominate the battlespace, the future warfighter will need “better” intelligence. Better meaning faster, more accurate, higher information content and readily accessible across all forces and allies. Bodkin Design and Engineering, LLC has developed a technique that will provide hyperspectral data using a patent-pending staring Hyperpixel Array (HPA). The HPA provides the unprecedented capture of the entire hyperspectral datacube in each data frame. This system will be integrated into the Omni Spotter dual-band imager to provide co-registered LWIR imagery and VNIR hyperspectral imagery. The system will be accessible via a wireless network. Under commands from the network, the instrument will survey the field of regard, and relay LWIR imagery to the laptop screen. Through mouse clicks, the operator will interrogate objects in the image. The system will automatically aim, capture and analyze the hyperspectral signature of the objects. Results will be displayed as a false color overlay with a category table indicating material composition. The system will demonstrate time critical targeting over a distributed common ground system. It will provide day/night operability with thermal imaging in the IR and the equivalent performance of intensified night vision in the VNIR.

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