Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Department of Defense- Trace gas sensing using terahertz double resonance spectrocopy

Department of the Army 

Solicitation for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for the Transfer and Use of a Unique Infrared Laser 
AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD. 

ACTION: Notice of intent.

 SUMMARY: The U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) and seeks inquiries and proposals from potential partners. The goal of this CRADA will be the transfer of a one-of-a-kind infrared laser from AMRDEC to the partner’s facilities and the cooperative demonstration of a new remote sensing methodology using this laser. 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the proposed agreement, the Army’s AMRDEC plans to collaborate with a single academic or industrial partner. Together, the AMRDEC and its CRADA partner will explore and demonstrate the new trace gas remote sensing methodology based on infrared/ terahertz double resonance spectroscopy, as described in the cited references below.

 The double resonance technique requires a specially designed infrared laser that produces powerful (100 mJ) short pulses (100 ps) of wavelength tunable radiation (9–11 microns). A laser that uniquely matches those requirements was fabricated by STI Optronics, Inc. as part of a DARPA funded Phase II SBIR contract and delivered to AMRDEC in 2014.

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