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Laser Exposure Monitoring System (LEMS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-14-C-00059
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00035-H-SB014.2-004-0005-I
Amount: $97,778.19
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB014.2-004
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-14-R-00035
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-28
Small Business Information
6300 Gateway Drive
Cypress, CA 90630-4844
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Edrich
 Principal Investigator
 (714) 224-4410
Business Contact
 Ruth Craig
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Research Institution

The proposal describes a solution offered by SARA, Inc. in response to the problem of developing a Laser Exposure Monitoring System (LEMS) capable of directly measuring laser exposures relative to Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) limits and establishing the boundaries of the Nominal Hazard Zones (NHZ). The approach uses multiple sensors to measure the irradiance and spectrum of the laser irradiation and transmit the data to a laptop computer, where dedicated software process the data to calculate MPE and derive NHZ automatically and with minimal operator intervention. In Phase 1, we will develop and demonstrate the functionality of a brass board system operating at UV, Visible and near-IR portions of the spectrum, and will also present design recommendations for the development of the desired prototype system in Phase 2.

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