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Development of a Highly Integrated Multifunctional Optical Sensor for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73692
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-175-2611
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sporian Microsystems
515 Courtney Way Suite B Lafayette, CO 80026-8821
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of a Highly Integrated Multifunctional Optical Sensor for Monitoring Weapons Health and Battlefield Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R100
Award Amount: $119,853.00
 

Abstract:

There exists a need for highly integrated, multifunctional optical sensors for in situ monitoring of weapons health and microbial/chemical environments. These highly integrated optical sensors should yield a sensor with better sensing capability (such as sensing multiple parameters simultaneously) and sensitivity, lower cost, lighter weight, higher robustness, and smaller size that current conventional individual electronic and mechanical sensors. The objective of this work is to develop such an integrated optical sensor that can make use of three general types of sensing methods including optical sensing of reactive materials for chemical sensing, physical displacement sensing for sensing physical parameter such as pressure and vibration, and immunoassay based sensing for detecting the presence of biological/chemical/explosive compounds. The novel optical sensor design outlined in this proposal will support the simultaneous integration of all three of these sensing methods, ultimately resulting in highly integrated multisensors capable of sensing a wide range or parameters, environments, and conditions. This sensor design is well suited to existing manufacturing and microelectronics packaging techniques and is expected to be cost effective and highly manufacturable.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Harsh
Senior Scientist
3035169075
kevin@sporian.com

Business Contact:

Bill Garrett
VP of Operations
3035129075
bill@sporian.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
4699 Nautilus Court, Suite 201 Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 841531263
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No