RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE
We propose to supply an improved version of our recently demonstrated trace explosive detection technology. This technology is comprised of a surface-enhanced Raman scattering, SERS sampling chip, a highly efficient air collection design, and a low cost Raman signal detection technique for trace peroxide-based explosive detection. This novel approach overcomes intrinsic limitations of current detection technologies. The proposed approach leverages the leading-edge micro-optical component development and manufacturing technology of Agiltron and extensive experience in nano-material engineering within the research group headed by Prof. Vladimir V. Tsukruk at Georgia Institute of Technology. Our novel sampling chips feature high detection sensitivity, fast data collection (second or subsecond), and reproducibility that are not yet attainable by alternate technologies. The proposed sampling cell will be compatible with current commercial Raman probes as a direct ADD-ON module and enable much faster detection speeds, much higher sensitivity, and much shorter collection times than those of the state of the art systems. Agiltron also proposes to design and prototype an extremely low cost (less than $2K) SERS explosive sensing system with real-time response and very low false alarm rate (less than 1 percent). In this program, Agiltron will design, build, and commercialize these trace peroxide based explosive sensing systems.
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