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Stand-Off Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy Detection of Concealed Weapons and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
69335
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0421214
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Picometrix LLC
2925 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Stand-Off Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy Detection of Concealed Weapons and Explosives
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC050017
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop the design for a stand-off active terahertz imaging and spectroscopy system prototype for the detection of concealed threats at ranges up to 50 meters. Terahertz imaging has the potential to reveal concealed explosives; metallic and non-metallic weapons (such as ceramic, plastic or composite guns and knives); flammables; biological agents; chemical weapons and other threats. Because terahertz imaging employs safe non-ionizing radiation that penetrates clothing, people may be routinely scanned. Images can have sub-millimeter resolution, superior to longer wavelength techniques. Explosives, chemical weapons, and biological agents posses a spectral fingerprint in the terahertz regime. In phase I, elements of a long range time domain imaging system will be demonstrated. Parameters such as range, field of view, resolution, depth of field, size, weight and cost will be estimated.

Principal Investigator:

David A. Zimdars
Manager of Terahertz R and D
7348645639
dzimdars@picometrix.com

Business Contact:

Marsha Gilbert
7348645611
mgilbert@picometrix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Picotronix, Inc., dba Picometrix, Inc.
2925 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, MI 48104

EIN/Tax ID: 383046674
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No