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

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