AOTF-based Spectral Imaging for Enhanced Stand-off Chemical Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-13-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number:
C131-104-0116
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD13-104
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
DRS Scientific
300 Oak Lake Road, New Kensington, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
612588603
Principal Investigator:
Dennis Suhre
Scientist
(724) 337-6070
dsuhre@drsscientific.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Suhre
Vice President
(724) 337-6070
dsuhre@drsscientific.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DRS Scientific proposes a new type of Acousto-Optic Tuned Filter (AOTF) polarimetric hyperspectral imager that is compact, rugged, and inexpensive, has no moving parts, is free of optical aberrations, and is fast and sensitive. It will cover 8-12 mm with 8 cm-1 spectral resolution or finer, and will have mFlick sensitivity with a cooled camera, and<50 mflick with an uncooled camera. The germanium AOTF will provides low cost and simplicity, a large optical aperture, nontoxic materials, and easy fabrication. The AOTF will fit directly in front of the camera, without the need for coupling optics. This will reduce optical losses and emission along with cost, and allow for a compact sensor that can be handheld. The remainder of the system is electronics and software.

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