Spectrally and Spatially Foveated Multi/Hyperspectral Camera

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,984.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-09-C-0148
Award Id:
87156
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-054-1208
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
40 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129457037
Principal Investigator:
Le Li
CEO
(845) 897-0138
leli@kentoptronics.com
Business Contact:
Le Li
CEO
(845) 897-0138
leli@kentoptronics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase II proposal is to develop a prototype spectrally and spatially foveated sensor (SSFS) in the visible to near infrared (VNIR) (400-900 nm) for multispectral/hyperspectral (MS/HS) imaging. The sensor leverages on Kent Optronics pixilated variable bandwidth tunable filter (P-VBTuF) and NOVA Sensors' variable acuity superpixel imager (VASI) FPA, where the former is for spectral foveation while the later for spatial foveation. The SSFS features the highest spatial and spectral resolution near the "center of attention" (COA), with a radially-symmetric spatial and spectral resolution diminishing radially out from the COA over a wide field-of-view (2 sterodiam). One such sensor serves for both wide area awareness surveillance and narrow FOV details detection. The proposed SSFS imager is regarded as the candidate and will bring immediately the following benefits (refer to Table 1 for more details). 1,000X data volume reduction 400X bandwidth reduction within 54MHz bandwidth of 802.11g link 100'sX reduction in data processing time Light-weigh of only 15 lb; Compact size of 512 Low cost, and Significant operational cost saving.

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