Adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,599.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNA06CA62C
Agency Tracking Number:
055378
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107, Lafayette, CO, 80026-2786
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602673188
Principal Investigator:
HUGH MASTERSON
Principal Investigator
(303) 969-5000
HMASTERSON@BNONLINEAR.COM
Business Contact:
Mark Tanner
Business Official
(303) 604-0077
mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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