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Spatially and Spectrally Foveated Imaging Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: A082-054-0807
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-054
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-10-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-04-20
Small Business Information
16115 SW 117th Ave. A-15
Miami, FL 33177
United States
DUNS: 110012903
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jame Yang
 Team Leader, Optics
 (305) 235-6928
Business Contact
 Grace Wang
Title: President
Phone: (305) 235-6928
Research Institution

Wide field-of-view imaging sensors with high spatial and spectral resolution ability have extensive applications in military and commercial fields. Current methodology of employing FLIR or video imaging sensors to search and acquire potential targets is time consuming since the operator must continuously scan the area of interest in a wide view field and zoom in a local area to acquire the target details. The format size of existing imaging arrays cannot support high-resolution imaging and wide field-of-view simultaneously. Furthermore, spectral information is also significant for applications such as spectral discrimination in target identification, camouflage detection, and environmental monitoring. Several prototype hyperspectral systems have been produced, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. There is a demand to develop an electronically controlled spectral- and spatial-foveated multi/hyperspectral sensor that is dynamically programmable to achieve variable spectral/spatial resolution in user defined regions of the image. New Span Opto-Technology Inc. proposes herein a compact optical configuration that is capable of simultaneously providing panoramic monitoring and high spatial and spectral resolution in areas of interest without mechanical scanning to facilitate instant hyperspectral imaging for improved surveillance and identification capability. Phase I will establish the model and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed architecture.

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