Raman Bio Identification (RBI) Robot Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-06-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: A052-168-0270
Amount: $875,076.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-168
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
7301 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
DUNS: 931897748
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Gardner
 Project Manager
 (412) 241-7335
Business Contact
 John Belechak
Title: Director of Operations
Phone: (412) 241-7335
Email: belechak@chemimage.com
Research Institution
In Phase I of the Raman Bio Identification (RBI) Robot project, the team of ChemImage Corporation and Applied Perception, Inc. proved the feasibility of a Raman proximity biothreat agent detector integrated on a standard UGV. In Phase II, the team of ChemImage Corporation and API will continue the commercialization process of a Raman-based detection system for UGV use. A plug-and-play type interface specification for chemical, biological and/or explosive (CBE) detectors will be developed and evaluated for its suitability for five promising CBE detector technologies. A brass board system for a Raman proximity detector will be designed and built following the CBE detector payload module specification and evaluated on a UGV platform in limited field trials. A key part of Phase II will be the integration of the CBE module into the JAUS environment. Phase II ends with a Preliminary Design Review of this system and recommendations for Phase III.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government