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Narrowband microbolometer arrays for infrared chemical sensing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94913
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-023-0148
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T023
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Narrowband microbolometer arrays for infrared chemical sensing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0086
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Research program will develop narrow band plasmonic resonant cavity filters with integrated microbolometer sensors operating in the long wave infrared (LWIR) atmospheric transmission band for IR absorption measurements of low concentration chemicals. IR spectroscopy can identify a wide range of contaminants, including chemical/biological warfare agents, explosives, natural toxins in drinking water, and waste products requiring environmental clean-up. Detailed performance predictions will be obtained through finite element modeling (FEM) of the harmonic Maxwell's equations. The FEM provides detailed field information, including E field, B field, energy density, and time dependent information with subwavelength resolution, which greatly aids in understanding the underlying physical mechanisms. Test structures will be made using well established nanofabrication facilities, and characterized with spectral and polarization sensitive far field techniques.

Principal Investigator:

Russell Hollingsworth
Senior scientist
3032855154
rhollingsworth@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Debra Werges
Contract administration
3032855129
dwerges@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 841582609
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
Contact: Ralph Brown
Contact Phone: 3032733538