With the assistance of South Carolina's SCRA and MATIMOP -- the Israeli Industry Center for research and development -- South Carolina's CIRTEMO is on its way to delivering a new hyperspectral imager.
"We are excited to work with Semiconductor Devices, SCRA and MATIMOP to develop a new class of Multivariate Optical Element (MOE) based hyperspectral imagers," CIRTEMO CEO Jason Williamson said. "From security to agriculture applications, these new MOE-based imagers will provide customers and end users with high-value chemical information for real-time decision making without the high cost, complexity and post-processing challenges associated with today's hyperspectral imaging systems."
SCRA and MATIMOP teamed up in late 2013 to back industrial research and development projects. SCRA oversees the program on behalf of the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
The funding SCRA and MATIMOP provided will allow CIRTEMO to move forward with the development of a Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) multispectral sensor with a number of improvements. These systems are typically used by the military and large-scale corporations. The new product will be joined with the Israel-based SemiConductor Device's (SCD) SWIR Multifunction sensor.
"We are delighted to announce the continuation of these joint R&D projects," SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney said. "This collaboration furthers innovative research and collaboration, helping advance South Carolina's Knowledge Economy. We congratulate CIRTEMO on this award and look forward to positive outcomes from their partnership with SCD."
The SCRA-MATIMOP program is now conducting an open call for proposals from South Carolina and Israel companies. The deadline for applications for the next round of funding is March 1, 2016. Applications and information are available online at www.scra.org.