Detection of Contaminants in Petroleum Sources using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-06-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number: A052-242-3094
Amount: $69,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-242
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 5049, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
DUNS: 147539378
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jong Yoo
 Chief Scientist
 (408) 888-0381
Business Contact
 Richard Russo
Title: President
Phone: (925) 330-1431
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes the feasibility of using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for detecting contaminants in petroleum sources. Applied Spectra believes that LIBS using a broadband spectrometer/ICCD system can be a compelling platform for developing highly portable, rugged, and robust detection system. This Phase I project will emphasize the identification of relevant broadband LIBS signatures for different petroleum products of interest to the Army and the ability of LIBS to analyze foreign and naturally occurring contaminants in the fuel. LIBS has been a strong candidate for numerous applications in security, force protection, and detection of hazardous materials, as emphasized by the Army Research Laboratory.

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