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High-Throughput Ultra-Fast Tunable Filter for Multispectral Imaging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85110
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $99,957.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 44 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 114584175
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Quincy Chen
 (781) 935-2800
Business Contact
 Yingyin Zou
Title: Dr.
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Research Institution

Airborne multispectral remote sensing has been an enabling technology for identification of activities associated with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. However, existing technologies have limitations with respect to color-switching speed, temperature range, throughput, and spectral range. To address these limitations, a higher-performance tunable imaging filter is needed. This project will develop a unique filter based on an extremely large electro-optic effect. The approach will provide ultra-fast wavelength tuning ¿ an ability to change wavelengths in microseconds ¿ enabling higher spectral and spatial resolutions for remote sensing applications. The filter will cover the spectral range from visible to middle-IR, with wide tunability. In addition, the filter will have very compact structure, high throughput, no moving parts and all solid-state operation. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed multispectral remote sensing technology should fulfill a wide variety of government mission needs: military/security missions such as object detection and identification, surveillance through clouds, detection of chemical/biological weapons, etc. Other applications include environmental protection, agriculture productivity, and emergency response.

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