Hyperspectral Longwave Infrared Focal Plane Array and Camera Based on Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CA79C
Award Id:
90688
Agency Tracking Number:
085238
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180, Nashua, NH, 03063
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
Mani Sundaram
Principal Investigator
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
Mani Sundaram
Business Official
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a hyperspectral camera imaging in a large number of sharp hyperspectral bands in the thermal infrared. The camera is particularly suitable for the multispectral thermal infrared (TIR) imager of NASA's HyspIRI Mission. In Phase 1, we successfully developed a crucial camera component: a 640x512 focal plane array (FPA) with 8 - 12 micron broadband longwave infrared spectral response. In Phase 2, we will integrate the FPA with a linear variable filter in a dewar cooler assembly and package the resulting sensor engine with electronics and optics into a camera system. The camera, featuring digital and analog video outputs, will be delivered to NASA at the end of Phase 2 for feasibility testing for the HyspIRI and other NASA missions.

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