Adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNA06CA62C
Agency Tracking Number: 055378
Amount: $69,599.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-01-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-07-24
Small Business Information
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 969-5000
Business Contact
 Mark Tanner
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 604-0077
Research Institution
The present proposal describes the development of an adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer (CTIS), or "Snapshot" spectrometer which can "instantaneously" capture a full 3D data cube. The technology is applicable to hyperspectral imaging for remote sensing of extra-terrestrial planetary bodies and deep space objects. The snapshot capability of the technology makes it possible to capture transient events otherwise inaccessible with conventional pushbroom or whiskbroom imagers. The adaptive component of the innovation is a liquid crystal spatial light modulator which replaces the standard computer generated hologram in this technology. As such it can be rapidly tuned at KHz rates for optimal performance in real time improving the signal to noise ratio and data cube image reconstruction.

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