Wollaston prism based interferometer for chemical and biological early warning

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-11-C-0065
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
C111-104-0133
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD11-104
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
PO Box 163, Essex Junction, VT, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126592653
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Puzey
Principal Investigator
(802) 861-2728
kpuzey@quantaspec.com
Business Contact:
Bryan Holmes
Vice President R&D
(802) 861-2728
bholmes@quantaspec.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Rugged field spectrometers with no moving parts are needed for detecting chemical, biological, and explosive threats using the long wavelength infrared (LWIR)spectrum. QuantaSpec has successfully designed, developed, and tested a no moving parts spectrometer with a spectral range of 7 to 12 microns in a past project. This proposal will develop a rugged, simple, Wollaston prism spectrometer with no moving parts, a spectral range of at least 8 to 12 microns, and spectral resolution comparable to conventional FTIR spectroscopy. The proposed project will benefit from QuantaSpec's past experience in designing, developing, and testing similar spectrometers with no moving parts. QuantaSpec already has a majority of the components needed to build a Wollaston prism spectrometer and all of the components needed to test the spectrometer. Phase II will incorporate a light source, sample cell, and the Wollaston spectrometer into a complete detection system and its utility in chem/bio/explosive detection will be evaluated.

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