Miniature High Performance LWIR Hyperspectral Imager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-1651
Agency Tracking Number: F041-228-2963
Amount: $97,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-228
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1487 Hiikala Place, Suite 14, Honolulu, HI, 96816
DUNS: 929562247
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Keith Horton
 Senior Scientist
 (808) 956-4139
Business Contact
 Keith Horton
Title: Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: (808) 956-4139
Research Institution
PITEC proposes a compact long wave infrared (LWIR) hyperspectral imager that is smaller and lighter than previously fielded instruments, but offers comparable performance. The point design collects data with 50nm spectral resolution sampled at 3 pixels per spectral resolution element between 8 and 11.5 microns. The swath width is 7 degrees, sampled with 256 pixels with IFOV of 0.5 mrad. The radiometric performance is between 0.25 and 1 microflick NESR per sample (higher per resolution element). The focal plane is read out at 150Hz; for a UAV operating at 2000 ft at 100kt, this system would offer 30-cm ground resolution. This instrument is a major improvement over current systems in terms of size and weight, and can fill an unoccupied niche in hyperspectral remote sensing.

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