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RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80883
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611122
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB06.1-002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCH060111
Award Amount: $99,918.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a new trace explosive collection and detection technique comprising Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) sampling chip and cell design of permeable/porous polymer matrix embedded with multi-layered gold nano-particles. The approach leverages the leading-edge micro-optical component development and manufacture at Agiltron and extensive experience in nano-material engineering within the research group headed by Prof. Vladimire V. Tsukruk at Iowa State University. Our novel sampling chips feature high detection sensitivity, fast data collection, and reproducibility that are not yet attainable. The proposed sampling cell can be designed to be compatible with commercial Raman probe, enabling much higher detection speed and sensitivity, short collection time than those of the state of the art Raman detection, making portable Raman trace detection of explosives a reality. This approach also has desirable capabilities of non-contact sampling, flexible concept of operations, both particle and vapor sampling, and selective sampling. This proposed Raman system is extraordinarily well suited for trace detection of explosives, and other chemical and biological agents, toxic species, and biological species as well. This Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach.

Principal Investigator:

King Wang
Chief Materials Scientist
(781) 935-1200
qwang@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Sharon Tan
Accounting Manager
(781) 935-1200
sharontan@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON,INC
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801-1003

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No