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Photoacoustic Gasses Optical Detector and AnalyzerPhotoacoustic Gasses Optical Detector and Analyzer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-19-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0493
Amount: $999,996.88
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD171-004
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-20
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Michael Reznikov
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Mr. Gordon Drew
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the CBDs need for real-time analytical technology for multicomponent vapor identification and quantification, Physical OpticsCorporation (POC) proposes to continue the development of a new Photoacoustic Gasses Optical Detector and Analyzer (PAGODA)autonomous, network-enabled photoacoustic spectrometer (PAS) for the correlation, analysis, and identification of measured spectra. In thePhase I effort POC has designed, fabricated, and tested the PAGODA system conceptual prototype, including the MEMS PAS transducerprototype, identified means to improve the spectral resolution and sensitivity, and derived the preliminary design constraints for a Phase IIPAGODA demonstration system. Phase I results confirmed the ability of the PAGODA system to meet CBD requirements for the detection andquantification of airborne chemical threats with spectral resolution of ~200 nm by continuously monitoring atmospheric vapor and aerosolcomponents while using standard batteries, weighing <1 kg, being no larger than 650 cm^3, and costing <$10,000. Phase II efforts will focus onfurther design, optimization, and demonstration of a fully operational PAGODA device, thus reaching TRL-5. This Phase II PAGODA device willalso serve as a basis for the potential development of a fully industrial, TRL-7, field-deployable local detector and analyzer in the distributedCBD network in Phase III.

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