Close Range, Stand Off Photonic Sensor System

Developed initially for chemical, biological and explosive identification and detection, this sensor platform is applicable to any industry requiring the detection of minute variations in manufactured products or operating within deterministic quality and/or composition control protocols.

Full Description:
This new software and hardware sensor system is composed of unique, deep ultraviolet, lasers and light emitting semiconductor devices. These core components are combined with various sensors and other instrumentation and delivered in an extremely small sensing platform, 2.5”x2.5”x10”. This platform:

1) measures Rayleigh, Raman, fluorescence and phosphorescence characteristics of the materials targeted within 50 microseconds,
2)processes the data acquired using a proprietary real time algorithm,
3)compares the unknown substance’s signature profile with the signature of a set of known chemical compounds and composites stored in an onboard, field trainable library,
4)and does so in less than 1 millisecond.

This technology is deployable in any situation or within any measurement process or manufacturing system requiring unparalleled speed, efficiency and specificity. It is:

* Reagentless: It is a non contact, non destructive sensor without the need for sample handling or preparation.
* Fast: Performs detection, analysis and classification of targets in less than 1 millisecond.
* Solar Blind: Performs detection in full daylight or room light conditions without compensation.
* Self Calibrating: Automatically adjusts to compensate for ambient air temperatures and/or degradation of components.

This sensor package is applicable to a variety of industrial applications such as monitoring municipal and industrial waste or agriwater, determining concentration and component information for the food and beverage industry, determining the presence and types of bacteria and other contaminants within drug and other clean room manufacturing processes and detecting minute vitiations in manufactured product quality for the semiconductor, chemical, agricultural, or mined products industries.

Patent Status
Covered by a family of 5 US patents, 2 issued and 3 pending.

Problem this idea/invention addresses:
Rapid identification of chemical composition is as important to multiple manufacturing and consumable product industries as it is in Homeland Defense.

Asking price: [CONTACT SELLER]
Available for consultation? No

Invention #10695
Date posted: 2008-03-26

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