Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-6599
Agency Tracking Number: F051-075-0294
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-075
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Asher Gelbart
 Member of the Research Staff
 (520) 571-8660
Business Contact
 Patrick Manzo
Title: Vice President
Phone: (520) 571-8660
Email: pmanzo@arete.com
Research Institution
Remote detection of shoulder-fired rocket residues (SFRR) on enemy combatants is needed to discriminate enemy combatants from civilians in urban warfare environments. Arete Associates' FLUOR-Scope sensor concept utilizes thermal imaging and laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy for identification of combatants that have recently fired shoulder fired rocket weapons. A miniature thermal camera is used for day/night video surveillance. A novel, low-power, eye-safe laser induced fluorescence spectrometer that is insensitive to ambient daylight irradiance is bore-sighted to the video imager and detects the presence of SFRR. Under the Phase I effort, Arete Associates will measure laser induced fluorescence spectra of SFRR on cloth samples to identify a unique fluorescence signature in the vis-NIR spectrum for SFRR. We will also team with Final Analysis Forensics to perform x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) to characterize the constituents of SFRR. A conceptual design of the FLUOR-Scope will be performed that utilizes existing technologies to comprise a compact, low-cost, light-weight, battery operated, day/night sensor for identification of enemy combatants at standoff distances of a few to 10s of meters.

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