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
 cgardner@chemimage.com
Business Contact
 John Belechak
Title: Director of Operations
Phone: (412) 241-7335
Email: belechak@chemimage.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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.

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