Remote Acoustic Signatures Analyzer for Sealed Container Inspection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,989.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911SR-10-C-0008
Award Id:
87070
Agency Tracking Number:
A081-009-0022
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Electro-Optics Systems Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Naibing Ma
Director
(310) 320-3088
EOSProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To address the Army need for a noncontact long-standoff inspection system with the capability to identify the interior fills of a sealed container, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Remote Acoustic Signatures Analyzer (RASA) capable of noncontact identification of toxic industrial chemicals (TIC), explosive mixtures, and chemical warfare agents as well as their physical form (gas, liquid, or solid) and fill level in containers. The proposed RASA is based on the unique integration of a state-of-the-art acoustic excitation source, laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV), signal processing electronics, and efficient classification algorithm. The innovations in RASA will enable the system to operate beyond 10 meters with a high probability of detection (>99.9%) and a low false alarm rate (<0.1%). RASA will be compact (14 in. x 8 in. x 8 in.), lightweight (<16 lb), and suitable for field applications. In Phase I, POC designed, analyzed, and fabricated a breadboard prototype, and, using the prototype, successfully identified the fill level, state, and fill materials in containers, thus demonstrating the feasibility of RASA. In Phase II, POC proposes to develop a fully functional and portable beta system or a brass-board prototype that provides the above required capabilities.

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