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

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