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Widely-Tunable Distributed-feedback Mid-Infrared Laser for Standoff Chemical Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9222218C0025
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0372
Amount: $1,024,533.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-075
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-22
Small Business Information
30 Spinelli Place, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: 969569131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Romain Blanchard
 (617) 852-1204
Business Contact
 Seamus Fogarty
Phone: (617) 588-2128
Research Institution
The Special Operations Forces require the compact capability to rapidly and safely scan an enclosed space and assess the presence of drugs, explosive, or other chemicals in order to support quickly search a room for potential evidence and reduce hostile risks.Pendar is proposing to develop for the current program a handheld standoff chemical detector with a capability for 2-m standoff chemical analysis. The proposed system improves on Pendars product, in particular with: a longer standoff distance (2 meters), a faster analysis time (seconds) and a smaller size, weight and power (SWaP) budget for single-handed operation.The overall objective of this Phase II SBIR effort is to develop, test and deliver two (2) hand-held prototype systems to rapidly identify exposed chemical or explosive materials during Special Operations Forces Sensitive Site Exploitation operations within an average-sized room.

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