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Narrowband Microbolometer Infrared Detectors for Chemical and Biological Sensing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94912
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-023-0131
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T023
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Narrowband Microbolometer Infrared Detectors for Chemical and Biological Sensing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0078
Award Amount: $99,981.00
 

Abstract:

A narrow-band microbolometric detector is proposed to the address need for a low-cost, portable system to perform chemical and biological threat detection. An approach is shown to achieve a narrow-band bolometric detector whose response can be tailored to both a desired peak wavelength and bandwidth. The approach will enable the design of an array of detectors meeting the requirements for chemical and biological threat detection, and compatible with standard micro-fabrication methods. The Phase I investigation builds upon past work by the team developing spectrally selective microbolometers for imaging applications. An experimentally validated detector design is anticipated in Phase I, with a functional optical cell employing the narrowband microbolometer array demonstrated in Phase II. The resulting device will be compatible with low-cost production, portability, and use as a distributed or disposable sensor.

Principal Investigator:

Will Hafer
Project Engineer
7818901338
whafer@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance & Contracts
7818901338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box 7159
Sponsored Projects Award Admin
Austin, TX 78713
Contact: Barry Stewart
Contact Phone: 5122326545