Compact, Configurable, Real-Time Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging System

Period of Performance: 09/14/2016 - 09/13/2018

$1.5MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Spectrum Photonics, Inc.
2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite 150 Array
Honolulu, HI 96822
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Technical Abstract (Limit to 200 words with no classified or proprietary information). The proposed Phase II project focuses on the development and demonstration of a re-configurable, real-time portable infrared hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system. The envisioned sensor will provide users with significantly enhanced, multi-mission oriented capabilities. The goal of the project is to enable the detection and identification of spectral phenomenology-oriented critical targets in complex, highly variable backgrounds. Relevant missions that may be addressed with the proposed sensor system include the detection of chemical and explosives threat materials; counter-IED and route-clearing missions; tagging, tracking and locating (TTL) applications; identify friend versus foe (IFF) detection; and other defense critical sensing missions. In particular, the Phase II effort will focus on development and demonstration of a reconfigurable HSI system with the following characteristics: (1) rapidly field-configurable operation; (2) real-time, on-the-move operation; (3) near real-time, automated target signature detection; (4) significantly reduced size, weight and power, and cost (SWaP-C) resource requirement compared to existing HSI systems; and (5) imaging operation with minimal support infrastructure.