Space Based Hyper-Spectral Imaging Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-14-M-1718
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-146-0871
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-146
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
4 Fourth Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
047627732
Principal Investigator:
Pajo Vujkovic-Cvijin
President
(781) 273-4770
pajo@spectral.com
Business Contact:
Robert Sundberg
Vice President
(781) 273-4770
rob@spectral.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: Spectral Sciences Inc. (SSI) proposes to address the need for improved battlespace intelligence by developing the Battlespace Large Area Spectral-imaging Transient-event (BLAST) sensor, optimized for space-based target detection. BLAST is a highly efficient, fast framing, Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system with high spatial and temporal resolution. The system will detect, locate and identify energetic events using their spectral fingerprints. BLAST will couple SSI"s innovative adaptive hardware sensor design with SSI"s proven algorithms for (1) HyperTemporal Imaging (HTI) target detection and (2) HSI target typing in order to locate and characterize threats on the battlefield in real time. BENEFIT: The adaptive imaging spectrometer developed in this project will address both military and commercial market needs for high-speed spectral imaging. The primary product is conceived as a long-range standoff sensor to provide advance warning based on spectral characteristics of the target. However, the prototype will also serve as the basis for a wide variety of adaptive spectral instruments operating in the visible, NIR, MWIR, and LWIR that would be used for surveillance, process control, and biomedical applications. A common imaging spectrometer core of the instrument can be used for a variety of sensor applications, subject to customization and the choice of foreoptics.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government