|Proposal Title:||Portable Remote Infrared Raman (PREMIR) System for Early Detection of Peroxide Based IED`s|
|Topic Title:||RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE|
|Organization:||RL Associates Inc.|
|Address:||University Technology Park Bldg 2 Suite 2300
1350 Edgmont Ave.
Chester, PA 19013-3934
|Abstract:||RL Associates Inc. proposes to conduct research leading to the development of a remote Raman system for the standoff detection of peroxide-based IED`s. While there have been several Raman systems funded by the Gov`t previously for this pupose, the RL Associates Portable Remote Eyesafe Raman (PREMIR)system is eyesafe and based on our patented volume holographic grating technology to replace the normal surface gratings in the Raman monochromator. RL Associates Inc. is currently leading the industry in shortwave (1550 nm) active imaging systems and plans to use that technology in developing the PREMIR system. This system, unlike any other currently under development, will be extremely compact and lightweight due to the much smaller components and will operate at 1550 nm which is safe to the human eye. Eyesafety is of critical concern when deploying a laser-based sensor system such as this in the field to avoid blinding anyone on either side of the line.|
|Period of Performance:||09/01/2006 - 03/15/2007|