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
Contract: NNX10CA79C
Agency Tracking Number: 085238
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: S1.04
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180, Nashua, NH, 03063-4219
Duns: 168454770
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mani Sundaram
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 821-3092
Business Contact
 Mani Sundaram
Title: Business Official
Phone: (603) 821-3092
Email: msundaram@qmagiq.com
Research Institution
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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