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Fiber-Optic Arc Excitation Spectrometry for Subsurface Heavy Metal Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
26697
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26697
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biotronics Technologies, Inc.
W226 N555B Eastmound Drive Waukesha, WI 53186
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Fiber-Optic Arc Excitation Spectrometry for Subsurface Heavy Metal Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,747.00
 

Abstract:

Site characterization to detect subsurface contamination is of a enormous interest for both public and private applications. Biotronics is proposing to adapt an arc excitation spectrometry technology originally developed for anlaysis of liquid nutrient solutions at NASA to the detection of heavy metals in soils. A preliminary design will be defined that will permit arc excitation of soil adjacent to a characterization probe. The probe will be designed to be fitted with a fiber-optic cable to convey captured emission spectra to a remote instrument for detection and analysis using specially developed pattern recognition algorithms. Anticipated Benefits: The technology to be demonstrated under this project has numerous applications in environmental monitoring and industrial process control.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth Schlager
4148962650

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Biotronics Technologies, Inc.
W226 N555b Eastmound Road Waukesha, WI 53186

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