Low Cost LWIR Interferometric HSI System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-09-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number: C091-108-0183
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD09-108
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite 150, Honolulu, HI, 96822
DUNS: 827040085
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Knobbe
 President/CEO (Acting)
 (405) 880-4195
Business Contact
 Edward Knobbe
Title: President/CEO (Acting)
Phone: (405) 880-4195
Email: Spectrum.HI@gmail.com
Research Institution
The objective of the proposed work is to develop a hyperspectral sensor system in the 8 to 14 micron wavelength region (long wave infrared or LWIR) capable of detecting chemical agents of DoD and civil interest via spectral measurements at 4 wavenumber resolution. The technology is an evolution of a LWIR hyperspectral technology patented by the University of Hawaii and licensed to Spectrum Photonics based on a static (no moving parts) interferometer and uncooled microbolometer detector technology. Two sensors have been developed and demonstrated in airborne and ground-based IED and landmine detection experiments. The technical innovation in this project will be to increase the spectral resolution of the sensor to 4 wavenumbers from the current 20 wavenumbers and miniaturize the data processing hardware.

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