Snapshot Raman Spectral Imager

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,852.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-09-C-0153
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-009-0065
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Quantum Technologies
3333 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite E-100, Durham, NC, 27707
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
616475484
Principal Investigator:
Bob Guenther
Senior Scientist
(919) 403-0926
bob.guenther@duke.edu
Business Contact:
Robert Lontz
Chief Administrative Officer
(919) 403-0926
rlontz@appliedquantumtechnologies.com
Research Institution:
Duke University
Phillip Grosshans
Office of Research Support
326 North Building; Box 90077
Durham, NC, 27708
(919) 681-5132
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Applied Quantum Technologies along with its university partner Duke University propose a coded-aperture, multi-aperture snapshot Raman imager. By combining an innovative optical design and advanced compressed sensing algorithms, a snapshot system provides dwell times much shorter than conventional slit-based or tunable-filter based spectral imagers. A short-wave infrared excitation source allows for minimal sample fluorescence, making the system able to cope with target signatures in a wide variety of backgrounds. While the majority of Raman systems available are point-based, having imaging capabilities permits wide area coverage at a fraction of the time of point-based systems. By utilizing compressed sensing algorithms, large amounts of spatial and spectral information can be acquired using the limited pixel counts available to short-wave infrared detector arrays.

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