Multispectral/Hyperspectral Imaging System for Small Boat Detection under Wake Clusters
Navy SBIR FY2018.1


Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-023
Topic Title: Multispectral/Hyperspectral Imaging System for Small Boat Detection under Wake Clusters
Proposal No.: N181-023-0340
Firm: NextGen Imaging Technologies Inc
2 Golfview Road
Windham, New Hampshire 3087
Contact: Xiuhong Sun
Phone: (603) 434-2338
Web Site: http://www.ngi-t.com
Abstract: The innovation is a Gimbaled Airborne Multi-Sensing Imaging System (GAMSIS) optimized for small boat detection under wake clusters. The system tightly integrates GPS/INS to operate its co-boresighted multi-sensor payload, consisting of an array of fast high resolution Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) cameras capable of multispectral/hyperspectral/polarimetry snapshot over a broad VIS-LWIR range (400-14000nm). GAMSISâ?Ts innovative signal-selecting optics significantly enhances its imaging qualities, achieving resolution specifications of
Benefits: GAMSIS miniaturizes and simplifies large remote sensing system of systems. It fully integrates a fast, high-resolution and broad spectral range HSI/MSI/Polarimetry multi-sensing capability over a wide angular range into a reliable, versatile, and easily-deployable package. Its other applications include: 1) NASA's airborne science and Earth Observing Systems missions and satellite underflight for validation/calibration; 2) Space-enhanced and deployed on Lunar/Planetary orbital platforms, surface landers/rovers for surface reflective/emissive mapping to identify and/or quantify potential lunar/planetary resources; 3) Providing high resolution multi-sensing aerial mapping, change detection, and chemical, gas detection needed by US Army Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL), Army Geospatial Center (AGC) & other federal geospatial agencies; 4) Effective and efficient vital emergency response and rescue services needed by FEMA; 5) High resolution, multi-information, 3D digital city mapping; 6) Many molecules and chemical compounds in solids, liquids, and gases have their strong and distinctive primary spectral features in the MWIR/LWIR spectral range. GAMSIS is capable of non-contact detection and identifying of a broader range of chemicals with precise spectral measurement for many industrial, scientific research, and environment monitoring applications.

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