Mobile Passive Optical Imager for Remote Gas Detection

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,999.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CG25P
Agency Tracking Number:
125384
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
MA, Woburn, MA, 01801-1721
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator:
Qizhi Zhang
Principal Investigator
(781) 935-2800
qzhang@bostonati.com
Business Contact:
Yingyin Zou
President
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Tunable filters based on electro-optic effect have shown great potential in detecting gas concentration through obtaining its absorption spectrum. In filter-based technologies, the x-y 2D imaging is usually taken at once, while the wavelength dimension is performed by tunable filters that are mounted in front of a monochrome IR camera. Several types of tunable filters are currently available, including mechanically tuned Fabry-Perot etalon (FP filter), liquid-crystal Lyot-Ohman filters and acousto-optic filters. However, these EO tuning technologies have some shortages, such as slow tuning speed, bulky design, limited working band and small aperture. Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. (BATi) proposes a unique remote sensing system which is based on a tunable filter with under millisecond tuning time for high speed detection of gas concentration. The core part, tunable filter, of the proposed system is made of patented OptoCeramic® material. The system features high speed, wide spectral range from visible to MWIR, low cost, light weight, big aperture, and robust.

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