Hyperspectral Longwave Infrared Focal Plane Array and Camera Based on Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CD89P
Agency Tracking Number:
085238
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QmagiQ
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180, Nashua, NH, 03063-4219
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
Mani Sundaram
Principal Investigator
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
Mani Sundaram
Business Official
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a hyperspectral focal plane array and camera imaging in a large number of sharp hyperspectral bands in the thermal infrared. The camera is particularly suitable for the multispectral thermal infrared (TIR) imager of NASA's HyspIRI Mission. In Phase 1, we will develop a crucial camera component: a 640x512 focal plane array (FPA) with 8 - 12 micron broadband longwave spectral response. In Phase 2, we will integrate the FPA with a linear variable filter in a dewar cooler assembly and package the resulting sensor engine with electronics and optics into a compact portable camera. A sample FPA will be delivered at the end of Phase 1. The camera, featuring digital and analog video outputs, will be delivered to NASA at the end of Phase 2 for field testing.

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