The US Naval Research Laboratory desires to develop a full-spectrum hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system appropriate for use from small, Group 3, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) and is inquiring for potential sources.

The objective of the Mini-Hyperspectral Imaging Group 3 (Mini-HSI) program is to build a full spectrum hyperspectral image collection and processing system covering the visible to extended shortwave infrared (VISxSWIR) (0.400 – 2.500 µm) and the very longwave infrared (VLWIR) (7.0 – 13.6 µm) spectral bands. The combined sensor will use a single data processing front end that will include a data acquisition and storage subsystem coupled with navigation measurement systems. This HSI collection sensor will be combined with an NRL-developed and provided real-time data processing subsystem. The total Mini-HSI system will be designed to meet the size, weight and power (SWAP) requirements to enable its use on the RQ-21A Blackjack UAS.

The solicitation is here –

Responses are due by 30 April 2020.