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Plasmonic MEMS Sensor Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94876
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-002-0473
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Five Stones Research Corporation
5767 Cove Commons Drive Suite 103c Hampton Cove, AL 35741-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Plasmonic MEMS Sensor Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0350
Award Amount: $99,982.00
 

Abstract:

Sensor development researchers and engineers have perpetually sought novel methods to reduce sensor size and improve performance. Continued miniaturization of sensors through micromachining has enabled novel applications and introduced new paradigms for engineered systems to interact with the world. The challenge has always been to improve performance while continually reducing size. In the current state-of-the-art, miniaturized sensors are often pushing the limits of physics, fighting against the effects of reduced scale on sensor mechanics. Meanwhile, in unconnected fields of research, physicists and chemists have been exploring methods for phenomenally sensitive detection of chemical and biological substances through controlled utilization of surface plasmons. Significant progress in this field over the past decade has led to tremendous advances in our ability to detect minute changes in physical and chemical properties very near to a nanostructured surface. Despite these advances, the field of plasmonics has largely been focused on chemical and biological detection. It is our contention, however, that plasmonics can serve a viable and effective role in a wide range of sensing needs. By combining the extreme sensitivity of plasmonic coupling with the versatility of micromachined sensing, miniaturization will continue, enabling inroads into new applications.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Lance Kelly
Lead Scientist
2564281677
LKelly@5sr-hsv.com

Business Contact:

Joni Green, PMP
President
2569750848
jrgreen@5sr-hsv.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Five Stones Research Corporation
5767 Cove Commons Drive Suite 103 Hampton Cove, AL 35741

EIN/Tax ID: 208898544
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
2145 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208
Contact: Richard P. Van Duyne
Contact Phone: 8474913516