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High Sensitivity Rugged Array Detectors for Field Deployed Instruments:…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77242
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-065-0929
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
B & W TEK INC.
#19 Shea Way Suite 301 Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Sensitivity Rugged Array Detectors for Field Deployed Instruments: Low-Light Level Camera for Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Ram
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0022
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Low-light-level photodetector arrays are proposed for detecting the weak optical emission spectra from the trace atoms in the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The proposed semiconductor image intensifier and low-light-level camera utilize the miniaturized and monolithically integrated version of a proven solid-state detector technology, and is expected to be able to detect femto-watts (namely, 10^(-15) of 1 watt) of optical signal on each pixel with a gating time of 1 micro-second. The proposed research and development will significantly increase the sensitivity of the current LIBS chemical sensor systems, and therefore, enable more accurate detection of explosives at larger distances.

Principal Investigator:

Sean X. Wang
CTO
3023687824
swang@bwtek.com

Business Contact:

Pei P. Tzeng
Account Manager
3023687824
peipei@bwtek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

B & W TEK, INC.
#19 Shea Way, Suite 301 Newark, DE 19711

EIN/Tax ID: 522008647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No