Simultaneous Multi-Spectral Imager (SMSI)

Period of Performance: 08/30/2013 - 08/30/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Areté Associates
9301 CORBIN AVE Suite 2000
Northridge, CA 91324
Principal Investigator


The objective of this Phase II.5 SBIR project is to develop and evaluate a new six-band Simultaneous Multi-Spectral Imaging (SMSI) camera that is planned for transition into the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Airborne Payload Subsystem (CAPS). This innovative research on the simultaneous collection of multispectral imagery will lead to a direct implementation of the technology in the COBRA program. This enabling technology will lead to a significant reduction in false contacts and will also dramatically reduce the band to band registration processing load while reducing production and life cycle costs for the COBRA system. The Phase II.5 project builds on the successful Phase II work on SBIR topic N07-079 for the Expendable Multi-Spectral Surf Zone Optical Measurement System. Products to be developed include the SMSI camera, associated SMSI software, SMSI design, and characterization of the SMSI camera through evaluation.