Advanced Real-Time Surface Contamination Sensor

Period of Performance: 08/28/2014 - 08/27/2015

$999K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

DBC Technology Corp.
421 Mesa St.
Torrance, CA 90505
Principal Investigator

Abstract

An advanced sensor for proximal detection of contaminants on surfaces is proposed based on hyperspectral differential polarization reflection of LWIR radiation from an active IR source, blackbody lamp or wavelength agile laser and an advanced unmixing algorithm whose feasibility was demonstrated by field test data in the Phase I program. The high signal-to-noise ratios provided by the active irradiation source and the fast algorithm allow for real time detection/ identification from a moving ground vehicle. The laser source provides for scaleup to longer ranges if desired.