Detection of Liquid Contaminants on Surfaces Using Hyperspectral Imaging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: C122-104-0007
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD12-104
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
EPIR Technologies Inc
590 Territorial Drive, Suite B, Bolingbrook, IL, -
DUNS: 068568588
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Silviu Velicu
 Director of Research&Development
 (630) 771-0203
 proposals@epir.com
Business Contact
 Sivalingam Sivananthan
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (630) 771-0201
Email: ssivananthan@epir.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Quick detection of Chemical/Biological (CB) agents in the field can provide critical reconnaissance and contamination avoidance. CB agents pose a serious threat to both civilian and military sectors, and present techniques rely on dangerous collection methods, active measurement through external infrared (IR) sources, and/or are time-consuming. EPIR proposes to provide critically needed improvements through the development of a passive standoff hyperspectral long wavelength infrared (LWIR) focal plane array (FPA) with a polarimetric capability that will exploit cold sky reflectance, and spectroscopy techniques to identify CB agents quickly, accurately, and on the move. Phase I will focus on spectral measurements of a chemical stimulant, and system modeling and design based upon the measurements. Milestones for Phase I include the measurement of the hyper-spectral datacube for a stimulant, and system specifications given in terms of the possible contaminants. 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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