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Handheld FT-IR/Photoacoustic Chemical Agent Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
74253
Program Year/Program:
2006 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Handheld FT-IR/Photoacoustic Chemical Agent Detector
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: W911SR-06-C-0030
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Manning Applied Technology proposes development of the MP-100 handheld FT-infrared photoacoustic chemical agent detector, following a highly successful Phase I effort. Chemical attacks and accidents can be mitigated partially by cost-effective sensors. High priority programs will benefit from a sensor compliant to Joint Warning & Reporting Network (JWARN) standards. The device is ideally suited to detection of airborne chemical agents and TICS, at 1 to 100 parts per trillion, well below permissible exposure limits. The MP-100 is modular, rugged, compact and inexpensive (~$1500 each). A vapor preconcentrator is integrated with photoacoustic detection using high-sensitivity MEMS microphones. A novel field-widened interferometer provides high throughput of infrared energy. A computer-machined aluminum housing and COTS handheld computer complete the system. Dr. McClelland will manage integration of the photoacoustic cell and MEMS microphone. Dr. Manning, the Principal Investigator, is an internationally recognized spectrometer design expert. Military applications include a variety of sensing activities for personnel protection. Commercial applications include a wide range of process and quality control, medical, environmental monitoring, laboratory research, field measurements and remote sensing applications. Conservative estimates are a $10 million per year market, with the low cost insuring significant market share. Several partners will provide Phase 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