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A compact, thermal-infrared spectral imager for chemical-specific detection
Author(s): Marsha Fox; Neil Goldstein; Pajo Vujkovic-Cvijin; Brian Gregor; Steven Adler-Golden; Jason Cline; Benjamin St. Peter; Augustus Lowell; Mark Wilder
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Paper Abstract

A second-generation long-wave hyperspectral imager based on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology is in development. Spectral and spatial encoding using a MEMS digital micro-mirror device enables fast, multiplexed data acquisition with arbitrary spectral response functions. The imager may be programmed to acquire spectrally selective contrast imagery, replacing more time-consuming hyperspectral data collection. A single-element detector collects encoded data and embedded real-time hardware generates imagery. An internal scanning mechanism enables rapid retrieval of full hyperspectral imagery. The resulting rugged, low-cost sensor will provide chemically specific imagery for applications in gaseous and surface contaminant detection, surveillance, remote sensing, and process control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8870, Imaging Spectrometry XVIII, 887004 (23 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024317
Show Author Affiliations
Marsha Fox, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Neil Goldstein, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Pajo Vujkovic-Cvijin, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Brian Gregor, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Steven Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Jason Cline, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Benjamin St. Peter, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Augustus Lowell, Triple Ring Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Mark Wilder, Triple Ring Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8870:
Imaging Spectrometry XVIII
Pantazis Mouroulis; Thomas S. Pagano, Editor(s)

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