ChemImage hyperspectral imaging sensor wins platinum in 2016 Technology Innovation Awards
NASHUA, N.H., 21 Nov. 2016. Hyperspectral imaging experts at ChemImage Sensor Systems in Pittsburgh have received a platinum award in the 2016 Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Technology Innovation Awards for the company's VeroVision portable short-wave infrared hyperspectral imaging sensor.
The award to the ChemImage VeroVision portable sensor system is part of the top of three tiers of this year's Technology Innovation Awards. The top award level is platinum, the middle tier is gold, and the third tier is silver.
Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace made awards to company entries that offer solutions to difficult aerospace and defense electronics design challenges. The awards were presented on 14 Nov. 2016.
The ChemImage VeroVision sensor is for real-time, standoff detection capability for military, public safety, ordnance disposal, and law enforcement to screen for chemicals, explosives, and illegal drugs.
The system gives users rapid access to visual information to improve situational awareness and reduce response time to threats packaged in bulk or in surface residues.
VeroVision combines visible and infrared imaging into a multispectral and hyperspectral threat-detection system. Its threat variant responds to military needs for standoff detection of threat materials like explosives and hazardous chemicals.
The commercial version uses Using the same technology in a different configuration for mail screening to address the needs of jail and correctional facilities to detect drugs of abuse, cutting agents, and other illicit substances.
The system relies on solar or external broadband radiation to illuminate the surface of interest. It absorbs or reflects photos depending on their composition It has liquid crystal tunable filter technology and an uncooled indium gallium arsenide focal plane array detector to detect and classify threats through multispectral target acquisition at key wavelengths.
Operators can add new materials to the VeroVision library by collecting high-resolution spectral information for the systems advanced algorithms to analyze and downselect key wavelengths that will enable multispectral detection.
VeroVision can detect explosive residues on skin, clothing, shoes, bulk explosives or explosive residues on the surfaces of vehicles containers, bags, or other cargo. It also can detect hazardous chemicals, illicit drugs, and precursors, including residues on or in vehicles, at clandestine labs, in mail, or at crime scenes.
Unlike other point-detection systems, VeroVision offers wide-area surveillance for standoff examination of large area, and gives users rapid access of visual information to improve situational awareness and reduce the response time to react to potential threats.
The system enables users to stay back as far as 66 feet from the suspected threat while providing wide-area and close-up imaging to detect material of interest.
The VeroVision mail screener can see through envelopes, paper, stamps, stickers, and under crayon writing to detect illicit substances. It can image a 9-by-12-inch sheet of paper in seconds using wide-field spectral imaging.
For more information contact ChemImage Sensor Systems online at www.cisensorsystems.com, or the Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Technology Innovation Awards at www.militaryaerospace.com/innovators-awards.html.
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