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Miniature Electronic Sniffer for Navy Vertical Take off Unmanned Aerial…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77076
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-010-0003
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Connecticut Analytical Corporation
696 Amity Road Route 63 Bethany, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Miniature Electronic Sniffer for Navy Vertical Take off Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VTUAVs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-06-M-0298
Award Amount: $69,988.00
 

Abstract:

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in warfare, reconnaissance, and surveillance activities has increased dramatically over the past decade and, for the first time, offers cost effective, intelligence-gathering capabilities without placing soldiers and sailors at unnecessary risk. Current UAV platforms have already been equipped with a limited range of sensors such as miniature audiovisual equipment and global positioning systems for battlefield surveillance activities. The next generation of battlefield UAV will require new and advanced on-board sensors for detection of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) based on specific Biological, Chemical, or Radiological materials. We propose to employ revolutionary new air sampling technology based on electrospray ionization that was developed by Nobel prize winning Chemist Dr. John Fenn, VP Research at our firm, in collaboration with our group of scientists. The ESI sampler offers unprecedented performance parameters including low power, light weight and high sampling efficiency over an enormous range of particle sizes ranging from molecules to microscale particulates. We propose to apply Dr. Fenn's miniature vapor sampler as the key enabling technology for UAV's equipped with detection based on Laser Induced Florescence of select trace species for the identification of explosives, chemical toxins, and other hazardous materials on board ship.BENEFITS: Portable Chem/Bio Detector for Coast Guard, DoD, Port Facilities

Principal Investigator:

Joseph J. Bango
Principal Investigator
2033939666
jbango@ctanalytical.com

Business Contact:

Joseph J. Bango
President
2033939666
jbango@ctanalytical.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CONNECTICUT ANALYTICAL CORP.
696 Amity Road Route 63 Bethany, CT 06524

EIN/Tax ID: 061279411
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV.
Dept. of Sponsored Programs 73
Richmond, VA 23284
Contact: Susan Robb
Contact Phone: (804) 828-7511
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university