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Standoff Detection of VBIED and Suicide Bomber Threats

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83588
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
721086
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: 2007
Title: Standoff Detection of VBIED and Suicide Bomber Threats
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC080050
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Energy Research Company (ERCo) and the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) propose the development of a novel and highly sensitive eye-safe laser-based standoff sensor technology for detecting films and residues of explosive materials. This sensor detects improvised explosive devices (IEDs), car bombs, and other weapons increasingly being used around the world against civilian and military personnel and infrastructure. The technique uses ERCo s patent pending eye-safe laser technology and UDTs advanced signal processing. We have experimentally verified the technique on a wide range of explosives and surfaces. The proposed work will combine ERCo s technology with UTDs signal processing and optimize the results. The commercial applications are significant and represent a $3 billion potential market. This includes fire, law enforcement, EMS, other first responders, and federal opportunities including DHS and others.

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 Company
2571-A Arthur Kill Road Staten Island, NY 10309

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