Compact Tactical "SPEQDRA" Imaging System

Period of Performance: 09/23/2015 - 06/30/2016

$149K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

optX imaging systems, LLC
10716 Richmond Hwy Suite 201
Lorton, VA 22079
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Hyperspectral sensing represents one of the most useful imaging techniques to collect and process critical target and background signatures across the electromagnetic spectrum. Each pixel represents a spatial coordinate as well as a spectral signature that can be exploited for multiple tactical and commercial applications. Hyperspectral system designs, however, are burdened with a complex trade space including size, weight, field of view, spatial resolution, spectral resolution, sensitivity, data rates, and processing overhead. Efficient, compact, configurable, yet cost effective, hyperspectral imaging (HSI) solutions that can adequately navigate these design variables will have a much greater impact in future tactical systems. optX proposes to develop a cost effective, compact infrared tactical HSI sensor with high spatial and spectral resolution.