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Compact, Lightweight Chemical Sensor for Underwater Explosive Ordnance (EOD)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92479
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-046-1027
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SUBCHEM SYSTEMS, INC.
65 Pier Road Narragansett, RI 02882
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Compact, Lightweight Chemical Sensor for Underwater Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Application
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-09-M-0064
Award Amount: $69,938.00
 

Abstract:

SubChem Systems Inc. has been involved in the further development, deployment and commercialization of autonomous in-situ chemical analyzers and custom engineered payloads since 1996. SubChem Analyzers have been deployed on commercial AUVs, coastal gliders, autonomous moored vertical profilers, fixed moored structures and other ocean observation platforms. The overall objective of this funding will be to provide a conceptual design of a Diver held chemical sensor capable of sensing chemical/explosive signatures focusing on nitro-based explosives. The requirements needed of the sensor for integration to the DHINS, HULS and BULS systems will also be documented. SubChem Systems maintains the expertise to provide an assessment of several chemical sensing techniques which may be applicable to the sensing of explosives underwater to be applied to the conceptual design. SubChem is currently developing a Miniature Chemical Sensor, ChemFIN, for the detection of trace levels of explosives and other target chemicals. This sensor couples a unique micro-fluidic technology providing a low cost, low power, and platform independent architecture. Funding from this Phase 1 effort will produce a conceptual adaptation to a Diver Held ChemFIN. This variant will incorporate an applicable sensing technology for localization and classification of nitrate-based (TNT,DNT) and potentially peroxide-based (TATP,HMTD) chemical/explosive mixtures.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Veitch
Systems Engineer
4017834744
veitchsp@subchem.com

Business Contact:

Alfred Hanson
Systems Engineer
4017834744
hanson@subchem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SUBCHEM SYSTEMS, INC.
65 Pier Road Narragansett, RI 02882

EIN/Tax ID: 050492915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No