Compact Submillimeter-Wave Spectrometers for Biological and Chemical Sensing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0652
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-059
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
321 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
DUNS: 788159445
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Porterfield
 (434) 297-3257
Business Contact
 Thomas Crowe
Title: President
Phone: (434) 297-3257
Research Institution
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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