Standoff Detection of VBIED and Suicide Bomber Threats

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC080050
Award Id:
83588
Agency Tracking Number:
721086
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2571-A Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY, 10309
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Arel Weisberg
Program Manager
(718) 608-0935
aweisberg@er-co.com
Business Contact:
Robert De Saro
President
(718) 608-8788
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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