Portable Imager for Stand-off Detection of Person-Bourne Bulk Military and Homemade Explosives

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00023
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2012.1-H-SB012.1-003-0015-I
Amount: $149,280.84
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB012.1-003
Solicitation Number: DHS SBIR-2012.1
Small Business Information
Polestar Technologies, Inc.
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 3, Needham Heights, MA, 02494-3133
DUNS: 809963895
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ranganathan Shashidhar
 (781) 449-2284
 rshashidhar@polestartech.com
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Title: CEO
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Email: kcarpenter@polestartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall goal of this SBIR proposal is to develop a portable system for stand-off detection of concealed explosives. The system will produce images showing the presence of the explosives and have the ability to detect and identify different types of military explosives (like TNT, RDX, PETN) as well as home-made chlorate and peroxide-based explosives. The system will have the ability to scan groups of people from a stand-off distance at a data collection rate sufficient to image moving subjects. The system's power and weight will allow it to be portable so that it can be deployed at any required location. The proposed imager could be deployed at mass transit locations, national security event checkpoints, control-entry checkpoints at the entrance to buildings of national importance or at entrances to largely attended sports and entertainent venues.

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