Broadband agile wavelength laser for chemical aerosol detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,036.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-10-P-0006
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-020-0060
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 09T020
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
DBC Technology Corp.
4221 Mesa St., Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100950521
Principal Investigator:
David Cohn
President
(310) 378-4156
dbctechnology@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
Yoshiko Yoon
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 378-4156
dbctechnology@earthlink.net
Research Institution:
SRI International
Mary Bastida
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
(650) 859-5508
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Chemical agents in aerosol form have been identified as a major threat, and there is now interest in applying the long wave infrared frequency agile laser sensor to detection of this important agent form. If successful, it would be possible to perform detection of chemical agent vapors and aerosols and biological aerosol agents with a single dual-use sensor. To accomplish this, it is critical to obtain laser emission in the presently missing CO2 laser band separations, and this can be accomplished by a gas mixture of normal and C13 isotopes. The Phase I program will address the novel approaches to achieving stable output energy across all bands, catalyst effectiveness in a closed system, and wavelength tuner selectivity.

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