TSR-SHIELD: Time & Spatially Resolved Standoff Hyperspectral Imaging Explosives LIDAR Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0098
Agency Tracking Number: A064-006-0233
Amount: $69,920.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-T006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7301 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
DUNS: 130388387
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Treado
 (412) 241-7335
 treado@chemimage.com
Business Contact
 John Belechak
Title: CFO
Phone: (412) 241-7335
Email: belechak@chemimage.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
 Martin Richardson
 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL, 32816
 (407) 823-6819
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is being successfully transitioned to field applications in both close-contact (proximity) and standoff detection modes. LIBS is attractive since it can be used to detect a wide range of chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) hazardous materials. While LIBS is well suited to evaluation of complex hazards, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), technology approaches that will improve probability of detection (Pd) and reduce false alarm rates (FAR) are desired. Improvements in sensor performance can be accomplished by combining LIBS with Raman spectroscopy, a highly complementary spectroscopic technique, and employing state-of-the-art sensor data fusion algorithms. ChemImage Corporation (CI) teaming with the University of Central Florida proposes to combine state of the art LIBS and Raman standoff optical sensors into a leap-ahead system for hazardous materials detection. In this Phase I program, we will focus on standoff explosives detection using a novel LIBS/Raman sensor, the Time and Spatially Resolved Standoff Hyperspectral Imaging Explosives LIDAR Detector (TSR-SHIELD

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