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Optical Stand-Off Detection of Explosive Residue

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73880
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-038-3577
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Research Company
1250 South Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07062-1920
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Optical Stand-Off Detection of Explosive Residue
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0082
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

Energy Research Company (ERCo) has developed and proven the feasibility of a novel and highly powerful sensor technology for detecting films and residues of explosive materials. This sensor will enable the detection of improvised explosive devices (IED's), car bombs, and other weapons being used against U.S. and allied forces. By optically scanning surfaces that the bomber has likely touched, for example, car door handles and windowsills, from distances as far as 10's of meters away, the sensor will detect explosive residues in a safe and discreet fashion. The benefits of the proposed design are: · Multiple and orthogonal detection technologies combine to improve sensitivity and minimize false alarms · Stand-off capability of 50 meters · Technology is expandable to future threats from new explosive formulations · High degree of eye safety · Rapid scanning - 10's seconds per scan · Compact - Humvee or tripod mounted · Utilizes commercial-off-the-shelf equipment. During Phase I, we experimentally detected explosives down to 1 microgram/cm2 and were able to distinguish explosives from other materials. In Phase II we will continue development and will test a full-scale prototype.

Principal Investigator:

Arel Weisberg
Program Manager
7186080935
aweisberg@er-co.com

Business Contact:

Robert De Saro
President
7186088788
rdesaro@er-co.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ENERGY RESEARCH CO.
2571-A Arthur Kill Road Staten Island, NY 10309

EIN/Tax ID: 223329891
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No