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Handheld IR Raman Spectroscopy for Rapid Chemical Identification

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
86055
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C2-0326
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD08-102
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Suite B Ventura, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Handheld IR Raman Spectroscopy for Rapid Chemical Identification
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0053
Award Amount: $749,965.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I, Aerius Photonics demonstrated Raman spectroscopy at 785 nm, 980 nm, and 1064 nm, with only 1064 nm-based excitation showing a reduction in fluorescence. In addition, Aerius Photonics and partner Ahura Scientific, demonstrated a breadboard version of an InGaAs-based Raman spectrometer to assess any engineering challenges. By the end of a Phase III, Aerius proposes to develop a handheld 1064 nm based system that uses an extremely low-noise InGaAs array to not only reduce fluorescence, but maintain the SNR ratio achieved by 785 nm bases systems. The InGaAs arrays are based on Aerius"low dark current InGaAs and low noise ROIC experience. This system will substantially reduce the fluorescence present in CCD-based systems, and unmask otherwise obscured spectra. At the end of a successful Phase II, we would deliver a prototype unit build around the FirstDefender core that is capable of identifying chemicals within seconds, and ready to be put into use very quickly.

Principal Investigator:

Michael MacDougal
Vice-President
(805) 642-4645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Jon Geske
President
(805) 642-4645
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Ventura, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 200992331
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No