STTR Phase I: A New Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0419647
Award Id:
68649
Agency Tracking Number:
0419647
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Resonon Inc. (Currently RESONON, INC)
611 North Wallace, Bozeman, MT, 59715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Rand Swanson
PI
(406) 586-3356
swanson@resonon.com
Business Contact:
Rand Swanson
(406) 586-3356
swanson@resonon.com
Research Institution:
Montana State University
Edward Dratz
309 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT, 59717
(406) 994-4041
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project will develop a hyperspectral imaging spectrometer for high-throughput, low-light biomedical imaging. This instrument will collect optical spectra for hundreds of picture elements (pixels) simultaneously from a small working distance, enable multiplexing with fluorescent dyes that have overlapping spectra, avoid light losses from bandpass filters, and allow accurate removal of fluorescent background. Although spectral imaging instruments are available for microscopic applications and for remote sensing from the air, instruments with sufficient spatial and spectral resolution for fluorescent gel scanning or multi-well plate reading of signals from cells is very limited. The proposed instrument will fill this gap with an innovative optical design that utilizes the asymmetry of "push broom" imaging spectrometers to efficiently gather light and greatly reduce optical aberrations. The commercial application of this project will be in the area of biomedical imaging. The proposed instrument will be valuable in biomedical research, disease diagnosis, and drug development.

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