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Computer Aided Optimization of a Vector Surveilence Tent Trap and Field…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
96900
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H27-3030
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H27
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Computer Aided Optimization of a Vector Surveilence Tent Trap and Field Demonstration
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0214
Award Amount: $99,961.00
 

Abstract:

Arthropod-borne diseases common to present operational environments of the Middle East (Iraq) and Asia (Afghanistan) represent a major portion of the environmental threat to deployed military personnel, and Army entomologists utilize an aggressive vector surveillance program to monitor for the presence of disease carrying insects in deployed regions. Because of this, the Army has issued a request for an easily deployable, safe, and high performing human-baited tent trap that will allow field scientists to measure the health threats present to troops with a high degree of confidence. Infoscitex (IST) proposes to utilize state of the art computer aided engineering to determine the optimal tent trap designs for monitoring various insect species in different geographical locations. The Phase I program will culminate in an outdoor demonstration of a first generation working trap (non-human baited) in Colorado. Potential Phase II work may involve field evaluations of various designs in Mexico, Thailand, or Senegal.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Mulligan
Senior Engineer
7818901338
rmulligan@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance & Contracts
7818901338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No