2-D Hyperspectral Imaging for High Speed Target Engagement and Identification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$149,993.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7335
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-014-0361
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-014
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Kestrel Corporation
3815 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807812870
Principal Investigator:
Boyd Hunter
CTO
(505) 345-2327
bhunter@kestrelcorp.com
Business Contact:
Eugene Butler
President
(505) 345-2327
gbutler@kestrelcorp.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to describe the design and technique behind a novel framing 2-dimensional (2-D) hyperspectral imager system that overcomes the limitations of traditional hyperspectral systems when tracking high speed targets and is capable of placing a 2-dimensional spatial grid on the target with enough pixels for shape-based target detection, while simultaneously and instantaneously collecting a full spectral signature for each image element. The combined collection of spectral and 2-D spatial data enables the system to stay"locked-on"the target, providing a real on-the-move capability. The proposed solution is applicable to all imaging bands [e.g., Ultraviolet (UV), Visible/Near Infrared (VIS/NIR), Shortwave Infrared (SWIR), Midwave Infrared (MWIR), Longwave Infrared (LWIR)].

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