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Advanced Real-Time Surface Contamination Sensor

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Department of Defense
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
4221 Mesa St. Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Advanced Real-Time Surface Contamination Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0053
Award Amount: $99,841.00


A new and promising algorithm is proposed based on hyperspectral unmixing by a sequential processor that will be further developed for data fusion to both enhance sensor sensitivity and eliminate the need for separate background interrogation, thereby allowing for fast real time detection. Sensor sensitivity will be improved by a combination of passive FTIR spectroscopy, and active thermal imaging, with pulsed illumination from an advanced, compact CO2 laser with proven tunability over 120 isotopic wavelengths. The objectives of the Phase I program are to prove the essential elements of the advanced algorithm supported by acquisition of new field data and to develop an integrated sensor architecture based on the results. The new active/passive sensor will have the capability to detect surface contaminants, airborne biological particles, and chemical vapor and aerosol agents making possible detection of a large number of agent types with a single sensor.

Principal Investigator:

David Cohn
(310) 378-4156

Business Contact:

Yoshiko Yoon
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 378-4156
Small Business Information at Submission:

DBC Technology Corp.
4221 Mesa St. Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 752978135
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No