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Thermal Infrared Surface Contamination Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: DAAD13-03-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: C021-0037
Amount: $727,117.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
7653 Airlie Drive
Tujunga, CA 91042
United States
DUNS: 108540340
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Francis Reininger
 Principal Scientist
 (818) 352-2213
Business Contact
 Francis Reininger
Title: President
Phone: (818) 352-2213
Research Institution

A thermal infrared imaging spectrometer is proposed for the remote detection and identification of surface contaminants. The instrument will use a high power, pulsing CO2 laser to vaporize the liquids while it scans the target scene generating 3Dspectral-images. The instrument will be pre-programmed with a library of contamination filters that can automatically identify contaminants that could be present in any of the image pixels. The instrument will have a 30 degree field of view, weigh 14 kg,and consume 80 watts of power. It can be deployed on a number of platfroms. Key attributes include reggedness, reliability, and high efficiency, Will provide the Army with a wide FOV, standoff chemical detection imaging spectrometer that can be deployedon a variety of platforms. Can provide city governments with the means to monitor air pollution while siumultaneously monitoring the possible release of chemcial agents in public places. Can provide port authorities with a means to monitor spills andleaks from oil tankers. Can be used by the medical industry to detect cancer or to detect arterial soft-plaque buildup.

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