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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number: C131-104-0116
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2013
Solitcitation Topic Code: CBD13-104
Solitcitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
DRS Scientific
300 Oak Lake Road, New Kensington, PA, -
Duns: 612588603
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Suhre
 Scientist
 (724) 337-6070
 dsuhre@drsscientific.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Suhre
Title: Vice President
Phone: (724) 337-6070
Email: 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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