Advanced LWIR Hyperspectral System for On-the-Move Standoff Detection of Liquid and Solid Contaminants on Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$999,610.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911SR-14-C-0017
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award Year:
2014
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
C2-0376
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD12-104
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810-1077
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
073800062
Principal Investigator
 Jay Giblin
 Principal Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
 jgiblin@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@psicorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to utilize an innovative LWIR hyperspectral technology coupled with advanced data processing algorithms for non-contact, standoff detection of liquid/solid contaminants on surfaces. The technology will address the US Army"s need for fast, on-the-move, non-contact detection of ground contamination during reconnaissance missions. The Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of the concept through the development of a system model and validation of the model using a laboratory breadboard. Based on the validated system model and a review of the Concept of Operations, a conceptual design of the detection system was generated. In addition, an algorithm framework was developed using field data and simulated data. In the Phase II effort, the conceptual design will be implemented to generate a full system design. The assembled system prototype will be evaluated through field testing and refined based on the Army"s evaluation and feedback. By the end of the Phase II program PSI will develop and validate a TRL 5 prototype system capable of on-the-move (~10 mph) detection of contaminant particles with surface density of 0.5 g/cm2 with Pd>90%.

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