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Miniaturized and Robust FTS Sensor for Marine Chemical Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67096
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-13
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Miniaturized and Robust FTS Sensor for Marine Chemical Analysis
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-04-CN-0108
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

Vescent Photonics proposes to construct a miniaturized, robust, Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) for rapid, in-situ marine chemical analysis. A t the heart of the proposed FTS sensor is our innovative, electro-optic technology, which provides a replacement for mechanical mirror translation. This technology enables a chip-scale, fully integrated FTS sensor with exceptional attributes: 1) small size, comparable to a book of matches; 2) low mass, only tens of grams; 3) small energy consumption, can be battery powered; 4) high sensitivity, can detect solvated species at the ppm to ppb level; 5) great versatility, is sensitive to essentially any chemical contaminant; 6) robust monolithic construction, no moving parts are needed; 7) rapid measurement time, only a few seconds; and 8) tremendous potential for economical construction. This FTS will directly sense, without the need for any chemical reagents, organic contaminants, phosphates, nitrogen, and silica compounds solvated in the marine environment.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Davis
VP Technology
3032966766
davis@vescentphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Scott Rommel
VP Operations
3032966766
rommel@vescentphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vescent Photonics, Inc.
2927 Welton Street Denver, CO 80205

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