Compact Submillimeter-Wave Spectrometers for Biological and Chemical Sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$120,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-04-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0652
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-059
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
VIRGINIA DIODES, INC.
321 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788159445
Principal Investigator
 David Porterfield
 Vice-President
 (434) 297-3257
 porterfield@virginiadiodes.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Crowe
Title: President
Phone: (434) 297-3257
Email: crowe@virginiadiodes.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this proposal is to develop frequency domain terahertz spectrometers for chemical and biological sensing based on compact and reliable all-solid-state components. VDI's novel integration technology allows full waveguide band performance without mechanical tuners as well as unprecedented source power and detector sensivity for room temperature operation. A prototype spectrometer will be developed and tested with precalibrated samples. The spectrometer technology will be shown to be highly compact and portable.

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