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Mid-Infrared Laser Development for Environmental Monitoring Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52571
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011XP-0260
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ekips Technologies, Inc.
710 Asp Ave., Suite 500 Norman, OK 73116
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Mid-Infrared Laser Development for Environmental Monitoring Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F34601-01-C-0243
Award Amount: $99,960.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR project will demonstrate the feasibility of a novel method for monitoring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as ubiquitous hazardous solvents in military or industrial environments and their neighboring communities. The long-termobjective of the project is to develop and commercialize a real-time, on-line and autonomous mid-infrared laser spectrometer specifically designed for the routine measurement of VOCs such as benzene, toluene, and methyl-ethyl-ketone. The Phase I projectwork plan is to: 1- demonstrate diode laser absorption measurements of volatile organic molecules of interest; and 2- develop an algorithm to determine concentrations of the detected compounds, 3-determine the most efficient match between the absorptionbands of molecules of interest and detection bands of the spectrometer, 4- design a prototype instrument that will be suitable for autonomous monitoring of ambient air.The increasing pressure on industry to monitor or remedy their environmental pollutionwill create a commercial market for this technology. Other areas of application include detection of chemical and biological weapons, industrial process control, and medical diagnostics.

Principal Investigator:

Khosrow Namjou
Senior Scientist
4053254748
knamjou@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Patrick McCann
President
4059191187
pmccann@ekipstech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EKIPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6002 Flaming Oaks Circle Norman, OK 73026

EIN/Tax ID: 731529893
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No