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High Sensitivity Receiver For Optimized Standoff Active Chem-Bio Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-06-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: C061-103-0001
Amount: $99,735.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD06-103
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-05-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-11-05
Small Business Information
7525 W. 81st St.,
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
United States
DUNS: 003644239
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Cohn
 (310) 378-4961
Business Contact
 John Ikegami
Phone: (310) 337-7230
Research Institution

The objective of the program is to demonstrate novel methods for achieving significant improvement in sensitivity of the active standoff chemical sensor operating in the 3-5 m and 10 m bands. Emphasis will be placed on photon detection improvement including reduction of background radiation and preamplifier noise reduction. Detector arrays will be studied for threat mapping applications. Tradeoff of all the laser and sensor design factors will be performed to achieve a maximally sensitive detection system. Phase I includes assessment of the state-of-the-art of photon detector technology; analysis, tradeoffs, and performance projections for novel approaches and components to improve sensor sensitivity by at least a factor of 10 in the 9.3-10.7 m band and performance evaluation for the 3-5 m band for toxic industrial chemical detection; and development of a detailed component technology roadmap.

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