Adaptive Hyperspectral Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: F041-207-0593
Amount: $99,927.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF04-207
Solitcitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
27-2 Wright Road, Hollis, NH, 03049
Duns: 006591721
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Murguia
 President & CEO
 (603) 465-5686
Business Contact
 Linda Bouthillette
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (603) 465-5686
Research Institution
We propose to design and model a unique spectral imaging sensor that will be capable of adaptively measuring the spectra of surprise events anywhere within a large field of view at greater than video rates. The approach will utilize recent developments in direct view prism design to create adaptive spectral sensor. The new sensor will be capable of continuously variable spectral resolution of from 1 to 80 spectral bands in the mid-wave infrared (MWIR), but the technology can be implemented in other optical bands (e.g. in the visible or long-wave infrared bands). The new sensor will consist of a pair of direct-view prisms, an InSb image sensor, a digital signal processor and a display device. The new sensor head will have a small physical form factor and be consistent with field deployment. The continuous spectral resolving power of proposed sensor is unique. The design and development of this sensor represents a unique opportunity in hyperspectral sensing.

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