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MOEMS Miniaturized Real-time Visible/UV Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: F33615-02-C-1272
Agency Tracking Number: C021-0139
Amount: $99,800.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4811A Bradford Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Wayne Long
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (256) 533-3233
Business Contact
 Chris Smith
Title: Vice President
Phone: (256) 533-3233
Research Institution

"This Phase I SBIR proposal is for the initial development of a miniaturized real-time visible/UV spectrometer based on micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS) technology. Use of MOEMS technology enables orders of magnitude reductions in size, weightand power from the smallest spectrometers commercially available today and virtually assures exceeding stated corresponding SBIR requirements. The proposed approach capitalizes on recent MORGAN Research Corporation experience in developing preciseplacement, alignment and motion control of miniature optical components on MOEMS chips for infrared (IR) spectrometer detection of chemical/bio agents on mobile platforms such as US Army Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). The proposed baseline opticaldesign extends conventional Infrared (IR) spectroscopy to visible/UV spectral regions using this MOEMS technology. Investigations will include the development of optical solutions to achieving real-time operation made possible by MOEMS technology. Theproposed Phase I Effort includes the assembly and testing of a miniature optical breadboard to validate design and tradeoff analysis, as well as, support estimates of per-unit costs and performance ratings. An initial MOEMS chip will be designed,fabricated and tested to validate actuator designs and to enable a smooth transition into a Phase II development of MOEMS based engineering prototypes(s). There are a large number of visible/UV spectrom

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