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A TRANSPORTABLE INSTRUMENT FOR REAL-TIME ON SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9649
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9649
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A TRANSPORTABLE INSTRUMENT FOR REAL-TIME ON SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,960.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A UNIVERSAL, TRANSPORTABLE INSTRUMENT FOR REAL-TIME IDENTIFICATION AND MONITORING OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS, IN BOTH GASEOUS AND AQUEOUS ENVIRONMENTS, FOR AIR FORCE APPLICATIONS. THE PROPOSED INSTRUMENT WOULD BE BASED ON NEAR-INFRARED SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY (NIR-SERS). THE ON-SITE, REAL-TIME ANALYSIS CAPABILITIES IN BOTH GASEOUS AND LIQUID ENVIRONMENTS OF THE INSTRUMENT WILL PROVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN BOTH TIME AND COST OVER CONVENTIONAL MONITORING METHODS. THE NIR-SERS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH A NEW SPECTROMETER DESIGN BASED ON HADAMARD TRANSORM MULTIPLEXING TECHNIQUE AND NEAR INFRARED EXCITATION USING A DIODE PUMPED ND:YAG LASER. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS TO DEMONSTRATE A PROTOTYPE NIR-HT-SERS INSTRUMENT AND ITS APPLICATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING. PHASE II WOULD HAVE THE GOAL OF DEVELOPING AND FIELD TESTING A ROBUST, PORTABLE INSTRUMENTATION USING COMPACT SOLID STATE LASER SOURCES AND A FIBER OPTIC EXCITATION/COLLECTION SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Michael M Carrabba
6177699450

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Eic Laboratories Inc
111 Downey St Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No