Passive Infrared Detection of Liquids on Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,978.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911SR-11-P-0087
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-044-0889
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-044
Small Business Information
Spectrum Photonics, Inc.
2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite 150, Honolulu, HI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
827040085
Principal Investigator
 Edward Knobbe
 President
 (808) 748-1709
 ed.knobbe@spectrum-photonics.com
Business Contact
 Edward Knobbe
Title: President
Phone: (808) 748-1709
Email: ed.knobbe@spectrum-photonics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Our goal is to design and build a lightweight, wide area passive standoff imaging detection system capable of rapidly detecting liquids on surfaces for the purpose of contamination avoidance and reconnaissance. The envisioned technology extends the advantages of wide area passive infrared sensing of chemical contaminants to include detection of liquids contaminants on surfaces. During Phase I we will conduct a feasibility study for detection of liquid contaminants on the ground using our passive LWIR hyperspectral imaging spectroradiometer operating over the 8 to 13 m region. We will explore models for cold sky reflectance onto a contaminated surfaces, and determine the expected differential radiance when a contaminant is placed on surfaces of interest (including painted metal, concrete, grass, and dirt). Our team"s approach is to extend Spectrum Photonics"passive LWIR hyperspectral imaging technology, currently under development for gas plume detection, to address the need for condensed phase detection applications.

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