Super Hardened, EMI and Vibration Immune Chemical Biological FTIR Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,962.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-08-C-0058
Award Id:
85057
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-027-0084
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103627316
Principal Investigator:
PhilippeBado
Chief Technology Officer
(734) 528-6330
pbado@translume.com
Business Contact:
EricJacobson
Chief Financial Officer
(734) 528-6371
ejacobson@translume.com
Research Institute:
KETTERING UNIV.
Arlene K Hunt
1700 West Third Avenue
Flint, MI, 48504-4898
(810) 762-9934
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Joint Services have the need for affordable, wide area monitoring, detection and alarm for presence of chemical agents, biological agents and toxic industrial chemical and materials. Infrared spectrometers are known to provide the desired sensitivity and selectivity for the application of interest but they large, delicate and expensive instruments. Translume has developed techniques and manufacturing expertise to fabricate small, optical analyzers for demanding field-applications. These micro-analyzers are carved from glass monoliths. We will use our unique ability to micromachine fused silica, and to integrate mechanical elements with optical elements in a fused silica monolith to produce a very small, extremely robust, inexpensive, yet sensitive Fourier-transform Infrared spectrometer for chemical/biological detection. Our Fourier-transform (FT)spectrometer is based on a monolithic scanning interferometer with integrated optical position readout. This approach is the most conductive to the successful development of a functioning FT spectrometer prototype within the context of a SBIR program.

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