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Definitive Contract - N6893620C0089

OVERVIEW

Awardee
Original Description
SBIR PHASE 1 TOPIC 201-014 CONTRACT AWARD
Place of Performance
Austin, TX USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources
Related Opportunity
None

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I
Title
Compact Hyperspectral Imager Using Tunable Metasurfaces
Abstract
To meet the size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) constraints imposed by small mobile platforms, Nanohmics Inc. proposes to develop a battery-operated, low-SWaP hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system by combining a metasurface-based tunable spectral filter with a commercial off-the-shelf COTS long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) imager.  This low-SWaP system will achieve high spatial resolution, fit aboard small mobile platforms, and be capable of detecting targets and threats in cluttered environments.  The key enabling technology for the proposed HSI is an electronically tunable spectral notch filter microfabricated using ultrathin patterned graphene optical metasurfaces.  The tunable filter is thin enough to be integrated directly into a COTS LWIR camera. The proposed compact LWIR HSI system will be electronically switchable between two image collection modes: (1) high-frame rate broadband imaging, and (2) hyperspectral imaging with high spectral resolution.  In broadband mode, the filter is switched off and the imager operates as a conventional LWIR or thermal camera.  In hyperspectral mode, the tunable notch filter scans through the LWIR spectral producing a spatial-spectral data cube with full focal plane array (FPA) resolution.  In Phase I, Nanohmics will demonstrate the feasibility of a compact LWIR dual-mode hyperspectral imager based on tunable optical metasurfaces by designing, fabricating, and testing a proof-of-principle imager, achieving TRL 3.    The team will identify the hardware requirements for a prototype that achieves all performance objectives, and perform a trade study of different COTS FPA sensors and focusing optics, including engineering and ray trace studies to identify performance limitations.  Modeling and simulation will predict system performance and help to optimize prototype design.  In Phase II, Nanohmics will build and test the dual-mode imager prototype to achieve TRL 4.  Use of COTS components and standard microfabrication methods will reduce costs and provide a rapid route to commercialization.
Topic Code
N201-014
Solicitation Number
0.1
Contact
Michael Mayo
(512) 389-9990
mmayo@nanohmics.com

STATUS
(Complete)

Period of Performance

7/27/20

Start Date

12/31/21

Current End Date

12/31/21

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations

$246.5K

Total Obligated

$246.5K

Current Award

$246.5K

Potential Award
100% Funded

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Definitive Contract

N6893620C0089

Subcontracts

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Definitive Contract

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Subs

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ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
8
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
Not Applicable
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
tara.randolph.n68936@navy.mil
Last Modified By
tara.randolph.n68936@navy.mil
Approved By
tara.randolph.n68936@navy.mil
Awarding Office
N68936 NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER
Funding Office
N68936 NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
Not Applicable
Labor Standards
Not Applicable
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
Not Applicable
Last Modified: 7/7/21


PIID: N68936-20-C-0089