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Portable Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Sensor for Detection of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
62937
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-1494
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Portable Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Sensor for Detection of Biological Agents
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD19-03-C-0133
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project concerns the development of a biothreat detector which utilizes laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). Innovations include use of a very high frequency (2 kHz) pulsed laser and a reduced pressure inlet, both of which are required todetect and identify single particles. This ability to detect single particles allows for the detection of biothreat agents at 1 part per liter concentration, even in an urban environment where ambient particle concentrations in the 3-8 micron size rangeappropriate to biothreats are typically 3-4 orders of magnitude higher.Aerodyne Research intends to incorporate much of the technology developed here into its commercial line of aerosol mass spectrometers(AMS). We expect that the improved AMS monitorswill find a significant market in combustion emission monitoring and PM2.5 ambient monitoring. A signficant market in mobile biothreat detectors is also anticipated.

Principal Investigator:

Joda Wormhoudt
Principal Scientist
9786639500
jody@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

Charles Kolb
President
9786639500
kolb@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AERODYNE RESEARCH, INC.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

EIN/Tax ID: 042471226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No