Focal Plane Array with Arbitrary Tunable Spectral Response

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-06-M-0167
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-267-4089
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-267
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6 F Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator:
Qiushui Chen
Chief Optical Engineer
(781) 935-2800
qchen@bostonati.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Zou
Vice President
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The spectral content of targets through a multi- or hyper-spectral imaging will greatly improve target discrimination capability by utilizing the differences in spectral content of target and background radiation. However, today's hyperspectral imaging systems are limited to wavelength-to-wavelength scanning mode detection. For targets that are in rapid motion or scenarios that need prompt response, the ability to perform multi- to hyper-spectral imaging in a staring mode is critical. In this proposal, Boston Applied Technologies proposes to integrate a dynamic optical filter (DOF) with a photodetector to provide tunable detection with arbitrary spectral response. This DOF can perform not only sequential wavelength-by-wavelength tuning, but also various combinations of wavebands (even complicated spectral profile over a broad range) simultaneously. Based on this high speed tunable filter, the reconfiguration can be achieved in microseconds interval. When made into array type and integrate with a PFA (Focal Plane Array), it will be electrically tunable on a pixel-by-pixel basis, thus enable the real-time reconfiguration of the PFA to maximize either spectral coverage or spatial resolution

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