Distributed Thermal Imaging Spectrometer for Force Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$99,922.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-09-P-0044
Agency Tracking Number:
C091-108-0134
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD09-108
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
MESH, Inc.
114 Barnsley Road, Oxford, PA, 19363
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
004478699
Principal Investigator:
Larry Grim
Principal Investigator
(610) 932-7754
lgrim@meshoxford.com
Business Contact:
Malissa Nicotera
Office Manager
(610) 932-7754
mnicotera@meshoxford.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal describes how a very low cost hyperspectral imager can be built. The key to the low cost is the use of a commercially available thermal camera based on uncooled microbolometer as the detecting element. An interferometer is placed in front of the camera to produce the spectrum. Each frame of the camera captures one point of the interferogram, producing a hyperspectral image at 4cm-1 resolution in 40 seconds. By moving the mirrors of the interferometer to the equidistant position, the camera can work ing its normal mode. The instantaneous field of view of the hyperspectral pixels are .1 by .1 degrees. The overall size of the image is 36 by 27 degrees. The instrument will be mounted on a pan and tilt to facilitate scanning large areas.

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