Advanced Real-Time Surface Contamination Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0053
Agency Tracking Number: C131-103-0001
Amount: $99,841.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD13-103
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
4221 Mesa St., Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 100950521
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Cohn
 President
 (310) 378-4156
 dbctechnology@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 Yoshiko Yoon
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 378-4156
Email: dbctechnology@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A new and promising algorithm is proposed based on hyperspectral unmixing by a sequential processor that will be further developed for data fusion to both enhance sensor sensitivity and eliminate the need for separate background interrogation, thereby allowing for fast real time detection. Sensor sensitivity will be improved by a combination of passive FTIR spectroscopy, and active thermal imaging, with pulsed illumination from an advanced, compact CO2 laser with proven tunability over 120 isotopic wavelengths. The objectives of the Phase I program are to prove the essential elements of the advanced algorithm supported by acquisition of new field data and to develop an integrated sensor architecture based on the results. The new active/passive sensor will have the capability to detect surface contaminants, airborne biological particles, and chemical vapor and aerosol agents making possible detection of a large number of agent types with a single sensor.

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