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Compact, Lightweight, Low-Cost, Permanently-Aligned Infrared Spectrometers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52895
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-0421
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MANNING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
419 South Main Street PO Box 265 Troy, ID 83871
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Compact, Lightweight, Low-Cost, Permanently-Aligned Infrared Spectrometers
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD13-01-P-0012
Award Amount: $68,730.00
 

Abstract:

Military, government and civilian personnel need timely and cost-effective warning of chemical and biological hazards in many arenas.Timely warning allows for effective personnel protection. ManningApplied Technology proposes to construct a novel Fouriertransform-infrared spectrometer which is modular, compact, costs less than $5000in quantity, and is optically tilt-compensated. The proposed designhas excellent immunity to both linear and torsional vibrations as wellas variable resolution. Theelectronics incorporate a novelarchitecture based on a digital signal processor. The powerconsumption is lower than any Fourier transform spectrometer built todate. The part-per-million internal calibration standard is aninexpensive, highly efficientsemiconductor.Dr. Manning is an internationally-recognized FT-IR spectrometer design expert. He holds two recent patents on novel interferometerdesigns; 3 more are pending. Dr. Griffiths authored the textbook on Fourier transform infrared spectrometry andhas 30 years experience in the field. Commercial applications include a wide range of process and quality control, spectral imaging, environmental monitoring, laboratory research, field measurements and remote sensing applications. Conservativeestimates indicate a $10 million per year market for the technology. The low cost insures that it will capture a significant market share.The novel interferometer design is expected to have numerous applications in process and control includingcombustion, commercial remote sensing, spectral imaging.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Manning
President
2088355402
chris@appl-tech.com

Business Contact:

Christopher Manning
President
2088355402
chris@appl-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MANNING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
419 S. Main Street Troy, ID 83843

EIN/Tax ID: 820508083
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No