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Wollaston prism based interferometer for chemical and biological early warning

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C111-104-0133
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD11-104
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
QuantaSpec Inc.
PO Box 163 Essex Junction, VT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Wollaston prism based interferometer for chemical and biological early warning
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911SR-11-C-0065
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Rugged field spectrometers with no moving parts are needed for detecting chemical, biological, and explosive threats using the long wavelength infrared (LWIR)spectrum. QuantaSpec has successfully designed, developed, and tested a no moving parts spectrometer with a spectral range of 7 to 12 microns in a past project. This proposal will develop a rugged, simple, Wollaston prism spectrometer with no moving parts, a spectral range of at least 8 to 12 microns, and spectral resolution comparable to conventional FTIR spectroscopy. The proposed project will benefit from QuantaSpec's past experience in designing, developing, and testing similar spectrometers with no moving parts. QuantaSpec already has a majority of the components needed to build a Wollaston prism spectrometer and all of the components needed to test the spectrometer. Phase II will incorporate a light source, sample cell, and the Wollaston spectrometer into a complete detection system and its utility in chem/bio/explosive detection will be evaluated.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth Puzey
Principal Investigator
(802) 861-2728
kpuzey@quantaspec.com

Business Contact:

Bryan Holmes
Vice President R&D
(802) 861-2728
bholmes@quantaspec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QuantaSpec Inc.
PO Box 163 Essex Junction, VT -

EIN/Tax ID: 201008260
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes