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Super Hardened, EMI and Vibration Immune Chemical Biological FTIR Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
85057
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-027-0084
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: 2008
Title: Super Hardened, EMI and Vibration Immune Chemical Biological FTIR Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-08-C-0058
Award Amount: $99,962.00
 

Abstract:

The Joint Services have the need for affordable, wide area monitoring, detection and alarm for presence of chemical agents, biological agents and toxic industrial chemical and materials. Infrared spectrometers are known to provide the desired sensitivity and selectivity for the application of interest but they large, delicate and expensive instruments. Translume has developed techniques and manufacturing expertise to fabricate small, optical analyzers for demanding field-applications. These micro-analyzers are carved from glass monoliths. We will use our unique ability to micromachine fused silica, and to integrate mechanical elements with optical elements in a fused silica monolith to produce a very small, extremely robust, inexpensive, yet sensitive Fourier-transform Infrared spectrometer for chemical/biological detection. Our Fourier-transform (FT)spectrometer is based on a monolithic scanning interferometer with integrated optical position readout. This approach is the most conductive to the successful development of a functioning FT spectrometer prototype within the context of a SBIR program.

Principal Investigator:

Philippe Bado
Chief Technology Officer
7345286330
pbado@translume.com

Business Contact:

Eric Jacobson
Chief Financial Officer
7345286371
ejacobson@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
Research Institution Information:
KETTERING UNIV.
1700 West Third Avenue
Flint, MI 48504-4898
Contact: Arlene K. Hunt
Contact Phone: (810) 762-9934
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university