Advanced Point Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,122.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-08-P-0058
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-024-0102
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-T024
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
DBC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
4221 Mesa St., Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100950521
Principal Investigator:
David Cohn
President
(310) 378-4156
dbctechnology@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
Yoshiko Yoon
Chief Finance Officer
(310) 378-4156
dbctechnology@earthlink.net
Research Institution:
SRI INTERNATIONAL
Mary Bastida
333 Ravenswood Ave
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
(650) 859-5508
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
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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