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Development Of Standoff Laser-Induced Thermal (Infrared) Emission (LITE) System…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4561
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09A-T022
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
Brimrose Corporation of America
19 Loveton Circle Hunt Valley Loveton Center Sparks, MD 21152-9201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development Of Standoff Laser-Induced Thermal (Infrared) Emission (LITE) System For Chemical and Biological Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-11-C-0081
Award Amount: $749,631.00
 

Abstract:

There is a current need for an active standoff system that can detect and classify surfaces that have been contaminated with chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) materials. Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Induced Thermal Emission (LITE) has shown great promise for detection of such contaminants. In Phase I of this program we, for the first time, have demonstrated generation and detection of MWIR & LWIR LIBS and LITE signatures from explosive stimulants and we presented the roadmap to developing a packaged, field portable IR LITE/LIBS unit. In Phase II of this work, we will improve and optimize the LITE system by using a sensitive, linear array detector (as opposed to the single element point detector that was used in Phase I.) Use of linear array detector will allow faster acquisition and a smaller area/quantity sample with no special sample preparation. Moreover, the proposed system will be capable of threat detection in the presence of interfering materials. We will develop an IR LIBS/LITE signature library (2-12 mm) for selected chemical, biological, and energetic solid-state simulant materials. At the conclusion of the Phase II work, we will deliver a packaged IR LITE/LIBS unit capable of standoff detection of CBE materials.

Principal Investigator:

Sudhir B. Trivedi
Prin. Scientist/Dir. R&D
(410) 472-7070
strivedi@brimrose.com

Business Contact:

Diane C. Murray
Contract Coordinator
(936) 588-6901
dmurray@brimrose.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Brimrose Corporation of America
19 Loveton Circle Hunt Valley Loveton Center Sparks, MD 21152-9201

EIN/Tax ID: 521210230
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Hampton University
Department Of Physics
100 E. Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23668-
Contact: Tira Jackson
Contact Phone: (757) 727-5326