Hyperspectral Image Projector with Polarization Capability

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,588.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CA96C
Agency Tracking Number:
095228
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
CO, Lafayette, CO, 80026-8878
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602673188
Principal Investigator:
Mark Tanner
Principal Investigator
(303) 303-0077
mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Business Contact:
Mark Tanner
Business Official
(303) 303-0077
mtanner@bnonlinear.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The goal of this proposal is improve testing and calibration of imaging sensors used on remote sensing platforms through the development of calibrated scene projector, the Polarization Hyperspectral Image Projector (PHIP). Current calibration methods utilize spatially uniform optical radiation sources to ensure that sensors meet radiometric, polarization and spectral requirements, without the sensor being subjected to complex spatial /spectral / polarization imagery more typical of an operational scenario. As a result, instrumentation is sent into orbit without proper characterization, neglecting the very real effects of stray light, optical cross-talk and earth-shine. The proposed instrument will be capable of projecting realistic scenes to sensors under test, with accurate and high-resolution spectral/spatial /polarization tunability at each pixel.

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