A Field-Portable Polarization Imaging System for Remote Sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,987.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85109
Award Id:
89711
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator:
HongzhiZhao
Dr.
(781) 935-2800
hzhao@bostonati.com
Business Contact:
YingyinZou
Dr.
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
With respect to its remote sensing responsibilities for verifying the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the DOE is seeking instrumentation for the detection and analysis of polarized light. This project will develop an innovative field-portable polarization imaging solution, based on a high performance electro¬optic polarization management technology. The resulting instrument will contain no moving parts and will be amenable to integration with most existing CCD (Charge Coupled Device) cameras. In this approach, a gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) will be developed to represent the texture and a support vector machine (SVM) will be used as the classifier to categorize targets. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should find application in many fields including environmental monitoring, medical diagnosis or biological fingerprint detection in life science, remote optical sensing and imaging, and target discrimination and minefield detection in defense.

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