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Proposal Number: 0612018
Proposal Title: RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE
Topic Number: H-SB06.1-002
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE
Organization: AGILTRON,INC
Address: 15 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801-1040  
Abstract: We propose to supply an improved version of our recently demonstrated trace explosive detection technology. This technology is comprised of a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sampling chip, a highly efficient air collection design, and a low cost Raman signal detection technique for trace peroxide-based explosive detection. This novel approach overcomes intrinsic limitations of current detection technologies. The proposed approach leverages the leading-edge micro-optical component development and manufacturing technology of Agiltron and extensive experience in nano-material engineering within the research group headed by Prof. Vladimir V. Tsukruk at Georgia Institute of Technology. Our novel sampling chips feature high detection sensitivity, fast data collection (second or subsecond), and reproducibility that are not yet attainable by alternate technologies. The proposed sampling cell will be compatible with current commercial Raman probes as a direct "ADD-ON" module and enable much faster detection speeds, much higher sensitivity, and much shorter collection times than those of the state of the art systems. Agiltron also proposes to design and prototype an extremely low cost (< $2K) SERS explosive sensing system with real-time response and very low false alarm rate (< 1%). In this program, Agiltron will design, build, and commercialize these trace peroxide based explosive sensing systems.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC070140
Period of Performance: 09/05/2007 - 03/04/2009
Award/Contract Value: $749,941.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $749,941.00