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Autonomous Solid-Phase Microextraction for Explosives Detection and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53598
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-0566
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Autonomous Solid-Phase Microextraction for Explosives Detection and Identification
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-C-0303
Award Amount: $449,999.00
 

Abstract:

"The overall goal (Phase I and II) of this project is to develop an autonomous sampling and chemical analysis system that can be used for detecting trace concentrations of explosives in marine environments. Such an analysis system can be integrated into asmall autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and used for the detection and identification of unexploded ordnance in bodies of water. Phase I involved the design and fabrication of a prototype pre-concentration sampling instrument based on solid-phasemicroextraction (SPME). The design that was developed utilizes miniaturized components to achieve a compact, rugged sampling system that can be easily integrated into AUVs. In Phase II we will refine this design to a more compact, tightly integratedpreconcentrator, and develop an interface with an ion mobility spectrometer with capability for automated remote operation. Enhancement tasks are provided to integrate the preconcentrator/IMS into a REMUS UAV, and also to conduct initial field tests atWoods Hole. A Phase II/III bridge task provides fabrication and delivery to the Navy of a second generation preconcentrator/IMS instrument, including manuals and on-site training.BENEFITS: An underwater explosive analysis system will be particularlyadvantageous to the Navy because it will provide advanced warning to naval vessels of the presence of mines in the surrounding area, and also capabilities of tracing sources of UXO environmental contamina

Principal Investigator:

Job Bello
Senior Scientist
7817699450
bello@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

R. David Rauh
President
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eic Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No