NASA Awards CISS Phase I SBIR Contract to Develop Wide-Field, Deep UV Raman Hyperspectral Imager

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."

About ChemImage Sensor Systems

CISS develops innovative products that utilize patented imaging capabilities and leverage current in-the-field technologies to address the ever-changing landscape of chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) threats. CISS has developed a series of chemical imaging sensors for point, proximity, remote and standoff detection and identification in both fixed site and on-the-move configurations, in order to protect military troops, security personnel and citizens. For more information, visit the website at

ChemImage Sensor Systems is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation.

About ChemImage

ChemImage Corporation, a leader in hyperspectral and Raman chemical imaging technology provides innovative instrumentation, analysis software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company's proprietary, state-of-the-art imaging technology has many applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensics and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems.

ChemImage's headquarters are located in Pittsburgh, PA, where it pioneers research and development, as well as providing engineering and manufacturing which develops innovative products for the global marketplace.

Media Contact: Tifanie Tiberio, ChemImage Corporation, 412-241-7335 ext. 269, [email protected]

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