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Demonstration of a Unique Nanotube-Based Arsenic Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67892
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-302-2914
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Demonstration of a Unique Nanotube-Based Arsenic Detector
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9300-04-M-1010
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this Phase I effort is to demonstrate an innovative nanotube sensor capable of identifying and quantifying the concentrations of arsenic in water using a unique, low-cost, and robust nanotube sensor configuration. This proposal will discuss bench top experiments already performed that verify the potential of this patentable approach. The Phase I work plan includes complete experiments to verify the ability to detect and quantify arsenic both alone and in a mixture with water. This Phase I effort will establish that the proposed sensor has improved detection capability when compared to current technologies, and it will also demonstrate the robustness of the sensor design, the rapid response and warm-up times, and the ability to rapidly recover from decompression. Successful completion of this Phase I effort will result in the demonstration of a high-sensitivity robust arsenic sensor with numerous dual use applications. This Phase I proposal contains complete details on this unique sensor as well as a technical discussion of the proof of concept experiments that have already been preformed to date. Objectives for the Phase II effort are also included.

Principal Investigator:

Russell Davis
PI/Electrical Engineer
3216313550
rwd@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Controller
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No