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Fluctuation-Enhanced Chemical & Biological Sensor Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77240
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-063-0750
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
L. C. PEGASUS CORP.
225 Long Avenue Building 15 Hillside, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Fluctuation-Enhanced Chemical & Biological Sensor Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-07-C-0020
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this SBIR Phase I project, it is proposed to test the concept of Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing (FES) as practical tool aimed at increasing sensitivity and selectivity of detection of chemical and biological agents in natural environment. We will focus on three groups of such agents: i) gaseous and volatile compounds (CO2, CH4, ethanol, acetone etc), ii) water-soluble compounds representing uniform microbial markers (NAD, DNA) and unique biochemical markers of potentially hazardous organisms (dipicolinic acid), and iii) bacterial cells in air and water. Single-wave IR spectrometry, diode array UV-spectrophotometry and terahertz spectrometry will be used as analytical instruments in attempts to detect the listed chemical and biological agents at level which normally considered to be instrumental noise. Signal processing will include high-order spectral analysis (Swami et al, 1993) and alternative approaches (e.g. signal filtration and pattern-recognition with artificial neural network).

Principal Investigator:

Nicolai Panikov
Principal Scientist
9087810393
nicolaipanikov@lcpegasus.com

Business Contact:

Ou Li
Vice President
9086424458
ouli@lcpegasus.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

L. C. PEGASUS CORP.
10 Bedford Drive Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

EIN/Tax ID: 134014889
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No