Snapshot Raman Spectral Imager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0153
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-009-0065
Amount: $99,852.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T009
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
3333 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite E-100, Durham, NC, 27707
DUNS: 616475484
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bob Guenther
 Senior Scientist
 (919) 403-0926
 bob.guenther@duke.edu
Business Contact
 Robert Lontz
Title: Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (919) 403-0926
Email: 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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