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Time Correlation Enhanced Stand Off Raman Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73879
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-038-1981
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Time Correlation Enhanced Stand Off Raman Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0039
Award Amount: $69,996.00
 

Abstract:

Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) proposes to develop a novel, highly sensitive stand-off detector for trace amounts of explosives. The most promising stand-off detection schemes for explosive residues are optical in nature but are limited in both sensitivity and range. The essential problem is in the light detection components and the signal processing algorithms, which do not allow sufficient signal to noise discrimination. Applying IOS' experience in Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) signal processing, it will be possible to extend the sensitivity of existing stand-off Raman spectroscopy residue detection systems by two orders of magnitude, extending the stand-off detection range by as much as an order of magnitude. Principal component analysis of the spectra, which IOS is already applying to concealed explosives detection, will provide rapid and unambiguous identification of even multiple component explosives residue. What distinguishes IOS is the way that IOS processes OTDR signals. It has already been shown that stand-off Raman spectroscopy works for explosive residue detection, though it currently lacks sensitivity. OTDR signal processing is also well known. IOS will combine these two approaches, and demonstrate that, by using time-correlation spectroscopy, we can digitally extract extremely small signals from a background many orders of magnitude larger.

Principal Investigator:

Glenn Bastiaans
Senior Scientist
3105307130
sbirproposals@intopsys.com

Business Contact:

Lothar Kempen
Vice President, R&D
3105307130
lkempen@intopsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954680779
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No