Passive Infrared Detection of Liquids on Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-11-C-0062
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-044-0202
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-044
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
EPIR Technologies Inc (Currently EPIR Technologies Inc )
590 Territorial Drive, Suite B, Bolingbrook, IL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
068568588
Principal Investigator:
Angelo Gilmore
Director of Photovoltaic Testing
(630) 771-0203
agilmore@epir.com
Business Contact:
Sivalingam Sivananthan
CEO
(630) 771-0201
ssivananthan@epir.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Rapid detection of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) in the field can provide critical contamination avoidance and reconnaissance. CWAs pose a serious threat to both civilian and military sectors, and present techniques rely on dangerous collection methods, active measurement through external IR sources, and/or are time-consuming. EPIR proposes to meet this need through the development of a passive standoff hyperspectral long wavelength infrared (LWIR) focal plane array (FPA) with polarimetric capability that will utilize cold sky reflectance and spectroscopy techniques to identify chemical warfare agents quickly, accurately, and in a wide area. Phase I will focus on a proof of concept solution and feasibility study through the development of a cold sky reflectance model and a chemical identification algorithm. Milestones for Phase I include identifying chemical signatures of target contaminants and predicting the detector flux in terms of g/m2 of contaminant. Phase II will focus on prototype system design, construction and characterization. Phase III will focus on field-deployable system manufacturing and packaging.

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