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Handheld Photoacoustic Chemical Agent and Toxic Industrial Material Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
74253
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C051-112-0040
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: 2005
Title: Handheld Photoacoustic Chemical Agent and Toxic Industrial Material Detector
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: W911SR-05-C-0043
Award Amount: $69,996.00
 

Abstract:

Manning Applied Technology proposes to develop a handheld infrared spectrometer, ideally suited to detection of airborne chemical agents at and below permissible exposure limits. This approach offers unmatched sensitivity and specificity for detection of all types of chemical vapors. The instrument is modular, rugged, compact and highly sensitive. Volume pricing will be less than $1000 each. The vision is to combine, for the first time, a preconcentrator with a photoacoustic detector that uses high- sensitivity MEMS microphone. A novel field-widened interferometer will provide high throughput from a high-efficiency infrared source. A computer-machined aluminum housing and COTS handheld computer complete the system. Dr. Pedersen will demonstrate a new approach to MEMS microphone design. Dr. Manning, the Principal Investigator, is an internationally recognized FT-IR spectrometer design expert. Military uses of the technology include a variety of sensing activities for personnel protection and monitoring of asymmetric attacks. Commercial applications include a wide range of process and quality control, medical, environmental monitoring, laboratory research, field measurements and remote sensing applications. Conservative estimates indicate a $40 million per year market for the technology. The low cost insures that it will capture a significant market share. ATK/MRC will provide Phase I, II and III support.

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 South Main Street, PO Box 265 Troy, ID 83871

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