Detection of Liquid Contaminants on Surfaces Using Hyperspectral Imaging

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-13-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number:
C122-104-0007
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
068568588
Principal Investigator:
Silviu Velicu
Director of Research&Development
(630) 771-0203
proposals@epir.com
Business Contact:
Sivalingam Sivananthan
Chief Executive Officer
(630) 771-0201
ssivananthan@epir.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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