Standoff Detection of VBIED and Suicide Bomber Threats

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC080050
Agency Tracking Number: 721086
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Research Company
2571-A Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY, 10309
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arel Weisberg
 Program Manager
 (718) 608-0935
 aweisberg@er-co.com
Business Contact
 Robert De Saro
Title: President
Phone: (718) 608-8788
Email: rdesaro@er-co.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Energy Research Company (ERCo) and the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) propose the development of a novel and highly sensitive eye-safe laser-based standoff sensor technology for detecting films and residues of explosive materials. This sensor detects improvised explosive devices (IEDs), car bombs, and other weapons increasingly being used around the world against civilian and military personnel and infrastructure. The technique uses ERCo s patent pending eye-safe laser technology and UDTs advanced signal processing. We have experimentally verified the technique on a wide range of explosives and surfaces. The proposed work will combine ERCo s technology with UTDs signal processing and optimize the results. The commercial applications are significant and represent a $3 billion potential market. This includes fire, law enforcement, EMS, other first responders, and federal opportunities including DHS and others.

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