Low Cost LWIR Interferometric HSI System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-09-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number:
C091-108-0183
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SPECTRUM PHOTONICS, INC.
2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite 150, Honolulu, HI, 96822
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827040085
Principal Investigator:
Edward Knobbe
President/CEO (Acting)
(405) 880-4195
Spectrum.HI@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Edward Knobbe
President/CEO (Acting)
(405) 880-4195
Spectrum.HI@gmail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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