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SBIR Phase I: Magnetically Scanned Terahertz Spectral Sensor with High Temperature Superconductor

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0740825
Agency Tracking Number: 0740825
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: EL
Solicitation Number: NSF 07-551
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 114584175
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hua Jiang
 (781) 935-2800
Business Contact
 Hua Jiang
Title: PhD
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Research Institution

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project aims at developing a fast response, broadband TeraHertz (THz) spectrometer with High-Tc SuperConductor (HTSC). It is believed that the development of highly sensitive full THz spectrum coverage spectrometer will be an alternative, cost effective and much more efficient way towards real applications. Estimating from the data available from associating with a single X-ray photon detection in peer cited publications, the proposed innovative THz spectrometer concept expects to reach a high level of sensitivity. The sensitivity can be improved further by photonics modification and electronics design. The Terahertz (THz) spectrometer under development of this project is expected to target the market of identification of chemicals (monitoring atmospheric species) and explosives. The applications extend from surveillance using on the ground and airborne platforms. It will be more effective and safer for applications like airport screening of explosives, detection of chemical laboratories, medical diagnostics, monitoring of bio-contaminants in food processing plants and as a laboratory tool for the microscopic interrogation of biological characteristics and chemical function.

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