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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$774,934.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W909MY-11-C-0079
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4675
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-024
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
ChemImage Biothreat LLC
7301 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130388387
Principal Investigator:
Charles Gardner
Director of Program Manag
(412) 241-7335
cgardner@chemimage.com
Business Contact:
Steven Mitts
Business Development Spec
(412) 241-7335
mittss@chemimage.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ChemImage's shortwave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imaging (HSI) prototype system, known as NightGuard, will address the Army's requirement for a high sensitivity, modular, wavelength agile system for covert nighttime or passive daytime threat detection. The NightGuard system will employ covert, active illumination through the use of IR heating lamps coupled with a long pass IR filter and longer wavelength range (1200-2450 nm) to achieve a higher level sensitivity. By providing a higher level of sensitivity, the NightGuard system will have the capability for improved detection and exhibit lower false positives and an improved limit of detection. To provide autonomous, real-time detection of threats, we will incorporate the Real-Time Toolkit (RTTK) Software Package.

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