Distributed Thermal Imaging Spectrometer for Force Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-09-P-0044
Agency Tracking Number: C091-108-0134
Amount: $99,922.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD09-108
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
114 Barnsley Road, Oxford, PA, 19363
DUNS: 004478699
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Grim
 Principal Investigator
 (610) 932-7754
Business Contact
 Malissa Nicotera
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (610) 932-7754
Email: mnicotera@meshoxford.com
Research Institution
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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