Infrared (IR) Multispectral Imager for the Next Generation EKV

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0073
Agency Tracking Number: B041-061-1273
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA04-061
Solitcitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 81386, Wellesley, MA, 02481
Duns: 883404931
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Sheinis
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 235-6351
Business Contact
 W. Bodkin
Title: Principal
Phone: (781) 235-6351
Research Institution
We propose a new hyperspectral imaging technique based on a novel optical processor to enable the mid course characterization of a ballistic missile. The optical processor allows for the unprecedented capture of all three dimensions (two spatial and one spectral) of the data cube simultaneously. This device uses a 2-dimensional hyper-pixel array (HPA), that records the 2-D image and the spectrum of each pixel in each frame of data. Since the proprietary HPA design uses an optical parallel processor, it allows thousands of hyperpixels to be processed in parallel, at the speed of light. This leads to the virtually instantaneous creation of the data cube. The proposed system will have no moving parts, and have low signal-to-noise, which makes it ideal for imaging rapidly occurring events.

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