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Open-Path Spatial Ring Down Spectrometer for Chemical Vapor Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-17-C-0042
Agency Tracking Number: C171-004-0001
Amount: $149,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD171-004
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-01-18
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MD 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Elizabeth Schundler
 Principal Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop an open-path spatial ringdown spectrometer (OP-SRS) for the detection and quantification of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). This approach enables sensitive and selective detection of the chemicals of interest over a broad dynamic range down to the 10 minute negligible military exposure guideline (MEG) level. This capability is achieved in a compact, low cost, ruggedized instrument supporting open-path measurements from a fieldable platform.

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