Explosive Detection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,920.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-10-C-C401
Award Id:
92174
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-070-0632
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6800 Burleson Road, Building 320, Austin, TX, 78744
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161214242
Principal Investigator:
BradleySallee
Principal Investigator
(512) 479-7732
pi@spec.com
Business Contact:
AdrianStechnij
Director of Contracts
(512) 479-7732
contracts@spec.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a man portable explosive hazard detection system composed of 3 subsystems: a miniature class 1 eye-safe LADAR adapted to provide explosive detection and classification through the use of Raman scattering spectroscopy; a 35GHz staring radar with primary and third harmonic cross section measurement capability; and a cell phone detection and jamming set. The group of devices allows detection and classification of explosive residue, detection of metals and metal or electronic assemblies, and the detection and jamming of cell phone triggers. Key to this system is integration into a hand held device which interfaces to a tough book or equivalent computer, allowing it to be carried and operated by dismount troops. The LADAR is an adaptation of the SPEC family of miniature 32 channel scanning LADARs. One channel will receive the transmit wavelength for ranging and 3D imaging, and the other 31 channels are tuned to Stokes backscatter spectral lines of explosives of interest. The fiber DWDM receiver structure allows 0.175nm receive bands with temperature stability of 5% of band over wide 165F to -65F operating band. The LADAR achieves 8/1 signal to noise ratio on single photon detects, allowing near theoretical receiver performance.

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