Hand-held In-situ Permethrin Detector (HIP-D)

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Five Stones Research Corporation
5767 Cove Commons Drive Suite 103
Brownsboro, AL 35741
Principal Investigator


Raman spectroscopy is a non-destructive optical technique for detecting molecules on a sample surface, and it is well-suited for the quantification of organic molecules within a mixture. Convenient hand-held Raman spectroscopes are currently manufactured by Ocean Optics, a recognized world leader in the manufacture of miniaturized spectrometers, and we propose to customize one for specific use by military personnel. Our team combines expertise in enhanced Raman (including surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, SERS) and textiles with device manufacturing capability resulting in a reliable route to an effective in-situ permethrin detector.