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Advanced Algorithms For A Combined Chem-Bio Standoff Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-08-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number: A08A-026-0101
Amount: $99,843.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-T026
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-08-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-02-07
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Principal Investigator
 David Cohn
 Senior Scientist
 (310) 607-6894
Business Contact
 John Ikegami
Title: President
Phone: (310) 337-7230
Research Institution
 Mary Bastida
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States

 (650) 859-5508
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

The program addresses algorithm development in critical areas that have received little or no attention in the past, including mixtures of chemical vapors, single and mixed chemical aerosols, mixtures of bio aerosols, and mixtures of chemical vapors. New approaches based on parallel extraction of material spectral dependence of the material in parallel with its path-integrated concentration and nonnegative matrix factorization originally used for unmixing hyperspectral data will be attempted. The algorithms will combine orthogonal data sets for DIAL and DISC in the likely case of mixtures of chemical vapors and aerosols. Methods to process DIAL and DISC data collected simultaneously to achieve rapid realtime output will be investigated and analysis will be undertaken to show the specific sensor changes required to take full advantage of the new algorithms.

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