NightGuard - Real-Time SWIR Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor for Day/Night Operations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,796.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W909MY-10-C-0036
Award Id:
97842
Agency Tracking Number:
A101-024-0411
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 10-024
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7301 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130388387
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Beckstead
Product Development Specialist
(412) 241-7335
becksteadj@chemimage.com
Business Contact:
John Belechak
Product Development Specialist
(412) 241-7335
glen.simula@gsengineering.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ChemImage has previously demonstrated the utility of a SWIR sensor for stationary and on the move (OTM) explosive detection, disturbed earth detection and camouflage concealment and detection. ChemImage proposes the combination of a shortwave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imaging (HSI) sensor with active illumination sources to allow for both daytime and nighttime operations. We call this sensor "NightGuard". The illumination source(s) will incorporate IR long pass filters to eliminate any visible light emitted from the source(s) and allow for only IR light to illuminate the scene. The IR light is eye safe and invisible to visible sensors. By incorporating real-time anomaly detection and classification algorithms in the software package associated with the sensor, the system will have the utility to perform autonomous detection of a wide variety of targets.

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