Compact Submillimeter-Wave Spectrometers for Biological and Chemical Sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$729,997.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-04-C-0141
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 Kurtz
 Research Staff
 (434) 297-3257
 kurtz@vadiodes.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Crowe
Title: President
Phone: (434) 297-3257
Email: crowe@vadiodes.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The ultimate goal of this research is to create a militarily viable terahertz technology suitable for use in portable spectrometers for point and stand-off detection of explosives and chemical and biological threat agents. To achieve this goal Virginia Diodes will develop a compact and reliable terahertz spectrometer based on a revolutionary new solid-state diode technology. This technology is based on highly integrated GaAs-on-dielectric circuits that are used to translate the functionality of lower frequency systems to the terahertz band.

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