Technest Holdings gains U.S. Navy SBIR grant for hyperspectral project

BOSTON, 27 April 2006. Technest Holdings Inc., a defense and homeland security company, has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research(SBIR) grant by the U.S. Navy for the development of a real-time, omni-directional, zoom-capable hyperspectral recording and process imaging device: the Omni-Guard. It is the first SBIR grant awarded to Technest, and is based on technologies developed by the company's subsidiary, Genex Technologies Inc.

BOSTON, 27 April 2006. Technest Holdings Inc., a defense and homeland security company, has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research(SBIR) grant by the U.S. Navy for the development of a real-time, omni-directional, zoom-capable hyperspectral recording and process imaging device: the Omni-Guard. It is the first SBIR grant awarded to Technest, and is based on technologies developed by the company's subsidiary, Genex Technologies Inc.

Designed for the Navy's Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations, the Omni-Guard will be used on Navy platforms for target detection.

The Omni-Guard can search for a specific target within global view and provide a detailed image of the target using its zoom and scanning mechanism.

The proposed hyperspectral camera system combines uniquely configured optical structure and system components into a payload package that is lightweight (less than 2 pounds) and small in size (a cylinder less than 6 inches in diameter by 7 inches in height).

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