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Broadband agile wavelength laser for chemical aerosol detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-10-P-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-020-0060
Amount: $99,036.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T020
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-11-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-05-23
Small Business Information
4221 Mesa St.
Torrance, CA 90505
United States
DUNS: 100950521
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Cohn
 (310) 378-4156
Business Contact
 Yoshiko Yoon
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 378-4156
Research Institution
 SRI International
 Mary Bastida
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States

 (650) 859-5508
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

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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