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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-10-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: A101-024-0411
Amount: $69,796.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-024
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
ChemImage Biothreat LLC
7301 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
DUNS: 130388387
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Beckstead
 Product Development Specialist
 (412) 241-7335
 becksteadj@chemimage.com
Business Contact
 John Belechak
Title: Product Development Specialist
Phone: (412) 241-7335
Email: 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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