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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:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0612018
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB06.1-002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILTRON, INC.
15 Presidential WAy WOBURN, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC070140
Award Amount: $749,941.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

King Wang
VP of Material Technologies
(781) 935-1200
qwang@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Sharon Tan
Accounting Manager
(781) 935-1200
stan@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