High Sensitivity Rugged Array Detectors for Field Deployed Instruments: Low-Light Level Camera for Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Ram

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,991.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911QX-07-C-0022
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-065-0929
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-065
Small Business Information
B & W TEK, INC.
#19 Shea Way, Suite 301, Newark, DE, 19711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
964792485
Principal Investigator
 Sean Wang
 CTO
 (302) 368-7824
 swang@bwtek.com
Business Contact
 Pei Tzeng
Title: Account Manager
Phone: (302) 368-7824
Email: peipei@bwtek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Low-light-level photodetector arrays are proposed for detecting the weak optical emission spectra from the trace atoms in the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The proposed semiconductor image intensifier and low-light-level camera utilize the miniaturized and monolithically integrated version of a proven solid-state detector technology, and is expected to be able to detect femto-watts (namely, 10^(-15) of 1 watt) of optical signal on each pixel with a gating time of 1 micro-second. The proposed research and development will significantly increase the sensitivity of the current LIBS chemical sensor systems, and therefore, enable more accurate detection of explosives at larger distances.

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