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Field-deployable, small, ultra-sensitive, battery-powered laser spectrometer…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81524
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-135-0371
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Translume
655 Phoenix Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Field-deployable, small, ultra-sensitive, battery-powered laser spectrometer for toxic chemical detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-08-C-0007
Award Amount: $69,030.00
 

Abstract:

Using our proprietary and proven technique for machining fused silica, we propose to manufacture robust and stable hybrid fiber-waveguide tunable lasers. These hybrid lasers will be integrated into field-deployable, high-sensitivity, miniature, infrared laser spectrometers capable of performing real-time measurements of a wide range of chemical toxics. Broad IR coverage will be obtained through non-linear mixing of two or more hybrid sources. Unlike present commercial system, the tunable IR laser source will be fully waveguided. This design approach will provide exceptional robustness. Wavelength tuning, bandwidth control, synchronization, and wavelength monitoring functionalities will be implemented using waveguided elements and MEMS elements imbedded deep inside fused silica substrates. These energy efficient spectrometers will run on standard batteries without outside power sources.

Principal Investigator:

Philippe Bado
CTO
7345286330
pbado@translume.com

Business Contact:

Eric Jacobson
VP Finance & Administration
7345286371
ericjacobson@translume.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRANSLUME
655 Phoenix Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 383586672
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No