Super Hardened, EMI and Vibration Immune Chemical Biological FTIR Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-08-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number: A08A-027-0084
Amount: $99,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-T027
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 103627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philippe Bado
 Chief Technology Officer
 (734) 528-6330
Business Contact
 Eric Jacobson
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (734) 528-6371
Research Institution
 Arlene K Hunt
 1700 West Third Avenue
Flint, MI, 48504-4898
 (810) 762-9934
 Nonprofit college or university
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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