ChemImage Sensor Systems is Awarded NASA Select SBIR Phase I Program

PITTSBURGH, PA -- ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announces that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract for the development of a Wide-Field, Deep UV Raman Hyperspectral Imager by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

In this project, the team of CISS and the University of South Carolina will design, fabricate and test a breadboard UV Raman imager based on the coupling of a spatial heterodyne spectrometer with Fiber Array Spectral Translator (FAST) technology. According to Nathaniel R. Gomer, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and the Principal Investigator for this effort, "This combination creates a novel wide-field, high throughput Raman hyperspectral imager capable of yielding very high spectral resolution in a small form factor."

"The product of this SBIR program will provide a critical improvement in the UV Raman imaging capabilities that CISS™ has available for chemical detection" stated Matthew P. Nelson, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Business Director. "CISS™ is excited about the possibility of reducing the size and weight of the UV Raman imaging optics in advance of the next generation of small, solid-state UV lasers currently in development. We look forward to providing one of the key technologies for future chemical detection systems."

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