Advanced Point Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-08-P-0058
Agency Tracking Number: A08A-024-0102
Amount: $99,122.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-T024
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
4221 Mesa St., Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 100950521
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Cohn
 (310) 378-4156
Business Contact
 Yoshiko Yoon
Title: Chief Finance Officer
Phone: (310) 378-4156
Research Institution
 Mary Bastida
 333 Ravenswood Ave
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
 (650) 859-5508
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
The enhanced capability point bio and chem sensor is based respectively on the recently discovered phenomenology of biological aerosol differential backscatter in the long wave infrared proven in field trials with a standoff sensor and on differential absorption. The novel point sensor will use compact, wavelength agile transmitters, including quantum cascade lasers and/or miniature CO2 lasers operating in the 8-12 ƒÝm band that will be integrated into a combined differential absorption and backscatter cell with diagnostics typical of ringdown spectroscopy. The new point sensor will improve on present technology with the ability to detect and identify biological agent classes with good specificity and distinguish them from naturally occurring aerosols and interferants such as diesel exhaust, and it will be able to identify chemical agents using the same components and in the same package.

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