ChemImage Is Awarded NASA Select SBIR Phase I Program

ChemImage 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 ChemImage team 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 ChemImage has available for chemical detection" stated Matthew P. Nelson, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Business Director. "ChemImage 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."

About ChemImage Corporation

ChemImage Corporation is a Pittsburgh based company committed to making the world healthier and safer through dramatic advancements in chemical imaging technology. The company combines proprietary, state-of-the-art imaging sensors, algorithms and analytical software to solve the world's most challenging health and safety issues.

ChemImage seeks to provide an Awareness of Things™ (AoT™) to a global audience, using the company's innovation platforms to provide people with unprecedented levels of vision, information and situational knowledge about their surroundings in their everyday lives. To accomplish this goal, the firm develops technologies for chemical and biological applications across many global industries; including life sciences, bio-medical, security, threat detection, anatomic pathology, forensics and diagnostics. 

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