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Dielectric Relaxation Analyzing Probe

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D10PC20053
Agency Tracking Number: 1021045
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB010.2-008
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-09-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-28
Small Business Information
20600 GRAMERCY PL Building 100
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Reznikov
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address the DHS need for a non-imaging handheld multisensory system for bulk detection of threats and illicit objects hidden on a person`s body, under clothing or in body cavities, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Dielectric Relaxation Analyzing Probe (DRAP). This proposed device is based on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). The DRAP device will offer detection of both conductive and nonconductive objects, and also works as a metal detector. In Phase I POC will demonstrate the feasibility of DRAP by design, fabrication, and evaluation of a conceptual DRAP prototype. In Phase II POC plans to fabricate and demonstrate a prototype of the DRAP handheld multisensory system, verify and validate the probability of detection and false detection rates and the potential for threats and illicit objects to be camouflaged. The successful development of this technology at the end of Phase III will benefit the Nation in both government and commercial sectors by providing a versatile and wide-detectionrange handheld screening tool. Commercial applications for this technology include the screening of passengers at checkpoints and cargo at ports of entry into the United States. The device can be used also by security guards, Coast Guards, and police officers.

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