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Portable Imager for Stand-off Detection of Person-Bourne Bulk Military and…

Award Information

Department of Homeland Security
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2012.1-H-SB012.1-003-0015-I
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Polestar Technologies Inc.
220-3 Reservoir Street Needham Heights, MA 02494-3133
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Portable Imager for Stand-off Detection of Person-Bourne Bulk Military and Homemade Explosives
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00023
Award Amount: $149,280.84


The overall goal of this SBIR proposal is to develop a portable system for stand-off detection of concealed explosives. The system will produce images showing the presence of the explosives and have the ability to detect and identify different types of military explosives (like TNT, RDX, PETN) as well as home-made chlorate and peroxide-based explosives. The system will have the ability to scan groups of people from a stand-off distance at a data collection rate sufficient to image moving subjects. The system's power and weight will allow it to be portable so that it can be deployed at any required location. The proposed imager could be deployed at mass transit locations, national security event checkpoints, control-entry checkpoints at the entrance to buildings of national importance or at entrances to largely attended sports and entertainent venues.

Principal Investigator:

Ranganathan Shashidhar

Business Contact:

Karen K. Carpenter
Small Business Information at Submission:

Polestar Technologies, Inc.
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 3 Needham Heights, MA 02494-3133

EIN/Tax ID: 043203282
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No