STTR Phase I: MicroMiniature Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0712686
Agency Tracking Number: 0712686
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: EL
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-598
Small Business Information
CESR
627 E Lacey Ave, 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE, Hayden, ID, 83835
DUNS: 083744271
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Cranney
 Mr
 (208) 659-4000
 john@cranney.com
Business Contact
 John Cranney
Title: PhD
Phone: (208) 659-4000
Email: john@cranney.com
Research Institution
 Univ of WA
 Denise M Wilson
 1100 NE 45th St Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98105 4683
 (206) 221-5238
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology TransferResearch (STTR) Program project aims to resolve if LEDs can provide properly formed light spectra and identify the appropriate LED control needed to resolve if COTS photodetectors can detect the full spectral character of analytes in-situ and identify the optimized sampling control needed and to innovate an LED(s) and photodetector(s) integrated functional design which achieves or exceeds the range and sensitivity of current spectrometer designs. This project will also help in the understanding of the cost to produce and build the business plan to market a micro-miniature spectrometer. with UW DMS. Develop committed business plan, based on resolving DFM issues. A spectrometer that significantly improves upon current specifications will be received well in markets ranging from remote oceanographic or atmospheric monitoring services to point-of-care diagnostic services in health care to national defense applications for water or airborne contaminant clouds. A micro-miniature spectrometer is proposed that will achieve half the size of current instruments, draw <1 watt of power, provide data over a USB interface to open source analyses tools (Matlab, Excel), enable multiple simultaneous measurements, and be affordably priced.

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