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STUDY TO OBTAIN A SIMULANT FOR TESTING VX CONVERSION FILTERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12335
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12335
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cms Research Corp
1075 S 13th St - Ste 205 Birmingham, AL 35205
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: STUDY TO OBTAIN A SIMULANT FOR TESTING VX CONVERSION FILTERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,991.00
 

Abstract:

AGENT VX HAS A VERY LOW VAPOR PRESSURE AND IS QUITE REACTIVE. FOR THESE REASONS, IT HAS A TENDENCY TO ABSORB OR REACT IRREVERSIBLY ON MOST MATERIALS AND, THUS, THE QUANTITATIVE TRANSPORT OF VX THROUGH KEY COMPONENTS IN CW-AGENT DETECTORS IS DIFFICULT. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS COMMON TO DETECT VX AS ITS MORE VOLATILE "G-ANALOG" BY FIRST PASSING THE GAS STREAM ENTERING A DETECTOR THROUGH A SILVERFLOURIDE-IMPREGNATED FILTER. ALTHOUGH THIS FILTER IS SUITABLE IN MANY APPLICATIONS, IT IS QUITE UNSTABLE AND, THUS, THERE IS NEED FOR OTHER CONVERSION SUBSTRATES. VARIOUS REAGENT/MEMBRANE COMBINATIONS FOR USE AS A VX CONVERSION FILTER ARE COURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED UNDER THE MARINE CORPS CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM THROUGH THE U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER (CRDEC). THE PURPOSE OF THE WORK DESCRIBED IN OUR PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A SAFE AND COST-EFFECT VX SIMULANT FOR USE IN EVALUATING THE STABILITY OF UX CONVERSION FILTERS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Daniel R Coleman
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cms Research Corp
1075 S 13th St - Ste 205 Birmingham, AL 35205

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