On the Move Road Detection Weapon Detection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,995.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W909MY-09-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-097-1947
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-097
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Spectrum Photonics, Inc.
2800 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu, HI, 96822
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827040085
Principal Investigator:
Edward Knobbe
President / CEO
(405) 880-4195
ed.knobbe@icxt.com
Business Contact:
Edward Knobbe
President / CEO
(405) 880-4195
ed.knobbe@icxt.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of the proposed work is to develop a hyperspectral sensor system in the 7.5 to 12 micron wavelength region (long wave infrared, or LWIR) capable of detecting IEDs, EFPs, and landmines from a military vehicle at a rate of advance of 30 kph. The technology is an evolution of a LWIR hyperspectral system based on uncooled detector technology that has been explored for use in airborne and groundbased IED and landmine detection experiments. The technical innovation will be to implement system modifications designed to increase the data collection rate sufficiently to promote real-time detection capabilities under 30 kph rate of advance conditions. The resultant sensor would be very compact and use a standard SADA mounted array for continuity with existing military procurements. The IR detector technology requires no technical development, using existing widely available HgCdTe IR cameras. Existing methods for obtaining similar LW HSI data are inherently more complex, having more precision moving components and electronics, leading to higher unit cost.

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