Case Studies

FLAASH Spectral Image Correction Software in Widespread Use by Government and Industry

FLAASH Spectral Image Correction Software in Widespread Use by Government and Industry effects of the atmosphere using a first principles, physics-based approach. The result is a spectral reflectance image that can be further analyzed for surface classification, material detection and characterization, and other applications. FLAASH was developed collaboratively by Spectral Sciences Inc. and AFRL, with additional support from NIMA, NASA, and the SITAC… (Read more)

Algorithms for the USAF Hypertemporal Imaging Space Experiment

Novel image analysis algorithms developed by Spectral Sciences were instrumental in the US Air Force’s decision to fund the Hypertemporal Imaging Space Experiment (HTI SpX), which is designed to test concepts for persistent surveillance of the Earth from space. In April 2014, officials of the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Experiments and Programs Branch (AFRL/RVEP), Kirtland AFB, announced a $33.7 million, five-year contract to Raytheon for the payload. The payload will fly on the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment’s (EAGLE) platform bus. Spectral Sciences is participating in the program as a developer of the data processing software… (Read more)

Innovative Combustion Sensor System may Extend Aircraft Maintenance Interval and Turbine Lifetime

Spectral Sciences Inc. (SSI) has applied SBIR-developed Structured Emission Tomography (SET) technology to produce a sensor system and fuel control strategy that extends turbine engine lifetime and reduces total cost of ownership of aero-turbine systems. This work has direct application to the Joint Strike Fighter and other jet aircraft, as well as gas turbines for energy production. During service, turbine blades in military and commercial aircraft continually endure rapid and repeated… (Read more)

Computational Chemistry Prediction of Kinetic Rate Constants

Spectral Sciences Inc. (SSI) has been leading an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) STTR effort to develop user friendly computational chemical kinetics software for the Air Force. A major objective of AFOSR is to facilitate the use of state-of-the-art computational methods as predictive tools for designing new materials. Advanced technological applications of material design are essential elements of aerospace manufacturing. Chemical kinetics models are vital… (Read more)