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Low-Cost, Networked, Disposable Chemical Sensor

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Department of Defense
Special Operations Command
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2006 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Streamline Automation, LLC
3100 Fresh Way SW Huntsville, AL 35805-6720
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Low-Cost, Networked, Disposable Chemical Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-06-P-0028
Award Amount: $99,901.00


There is an acute need for a networked chemical sensor that is inexpensive enough to allow it to be treated as a disposable item - deployed and left in-place until the end of its useful life, or until operations move out of communications range. Electrochemical microarray sensors can be fabricated at low enough unit cost to make the development of a disposable sensor node feasible. These sensors are small, have low power requirements, and have been shown to be rugged and reliable. They have demonstrated excellent sensitivity to Army approved chemical warfare agent surrogates and explosives components. The microarray design provides inherent resistance to interfering gases. The Phase 1 effort will involve testing the sensor with chemical warfare agents in the Dilute Agent Facility at Argonne National Laboratory, an Army approved laboratory. The sensor will be integrated into a wireless, networked demonstration node for testing. An inverse plume model will also be implemented. The Phase 2 effort will focus on refining the node design and fabricating several field-deployable nodes, and refinement of the C2 node.

Principal Investigator:

Alton J. Reich
Project Manager / Partner

Business Contact:

Alton J. Reich
Project Manager / Partner
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1109 Chesterfield Road Huntsville, AL 35803

EIN/Tax ID: 223885097
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No