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Remote Acoustic Signatures Analyzer for Sealed Container Inspection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87070
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A081-009-0022
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corp.
1845 West 205th St. Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Remote Acoustic Signatures Analyzer for Sealed Container Inspection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0008
Award Amount: $729,989.00
 

Abstract:

To address the Army need for a noncontact long-standoff inspection system with the capability to identify the interior fills of a sealed container, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Remote Acoustic Signatures Analyzer (RASA) capable of noncontact identification of toxic industrial chemicals (TIC), explosive mixtures, and chemical warfare agents as well as their physical form (gas, liquid, or solid) and fill level in containers. The proposed RASA is based on the unique integration of a state-of-the-art acoustic excitation source, laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV), signal processing electronics, and efficient classification algorithm. The innovations in RASA will enable the system to operate beyond 10 meters with a high probability of detection (>99.9%) and a low false alarm rate (<0.1%). RASA will be compact (14 in. x 8 in. x 8 in.), lightweight (<16 lb), and suitable for field applications. In Phase I, POC designed, analyzed, and fabricated a breadboard prototype, and, using the prototype, successfully identified the fill level, state, and fill materials in containers, thus demonstrating the feasibility of RASA. In Phase II, POC proposes to develop a fully functional and portable beta system or a brass-board prototype that provides the above required capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Naibing Ma
Director
3103203088
EOSProposals@poc.com

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
3103203088
gedrew@poc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PHYSICAL OPTICS CORP.
Electro-Optics Systems Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No