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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:
2005 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Optical Stand-Off Detection of Explosive Residue
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0038
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Energy Research Company (ERCo) proposes the development 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 and local civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. By optically scanning surfaces that the bomber has likely touched, for example, car door handles and window sills, from distances as far as 10's of meters away, the sensor will detect explosive residues in a safe and discreet fashion. Given the persistent threat of terrorism in the U.S. and abroad, ERCo sees significant commercial opportunity from the development if this sensor. Following successful development of the sensor under the SBIR program, ERCo will manufacture and market the final system to security agencies for remote detection of IED's and other explosive devices at airports, chemical plants, and other potential terrorist targets. Experimental feasibility of ERCo's concept has been proven in the lab. In Phase I, we will extend these preliminary results to accurately gauge the system's operating envelope.

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