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FLUOR-Scope

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72879
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-075-0294
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: FLUOR-Scope
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-6599
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Remote detection of shoulder-fired rocket residues (SFRR) on enemy combatants is needed to discriminate enemy combatants from civilians in urban warfare environments. Arete Associates' FLUOR-Scope sensor concept utilizes thermal imaging and laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy for identification of combatants that have recently fired shoulder fired rocket weapons. A miniature thermal camera is used for day/night video surveillance. A novel, low-power, eye-safe laser induced fluorescence spectrometer that is insensitive to ambient daylight irradiance is bore-sighted to the video imager and detects the presence of SFRR. Under the Phase I effort, Arete Associates will measure laser induced fluorescence spectra of SFRR on cloth samples to identify a unique fluorescence signature in the vis-NIR spectrum for SFRR. We will also team with Final Analysis Forensics to perform x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) to characterize the constituents of SFRR. A conceptual design of the FLUOR-Scope will be performed that utilizes existing technologies to comprise a compact, low-cost, light-weight, battery operated, day/night sensor for identification of enemy combatants at standoff distances of a few to 10s of meters.

Principal Investigator:

Asher Gelbart
Member of the Research Staff
5205718660
agelbart@arete.com

Business Contact:

Patrick Manzo
Vice President
5205718660
pmanzo@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 6024 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No