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Optimal Bioaerosol Sampler

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68397
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-1297
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MANNING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
419 South Main Street PO Box 265 Troy, ID 83871
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Optimal Bioaerosol Sampler
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-04-C-0067
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

Development of an Optimal Bioaerosol Sampler with enhanced optical triggering capability is proposed, following a highly successful Phase I effort that clearly demonstrated feasibility. The threat of a bioaerosol attack can be partially mitigated by deployment of a cost-effective sensor network. High priority programs, such as BioWatch and Portal Shield will benefit from a sensor compliant to Joint Warning & Reporting Network (JWARN) standards, as the proposed sensor will be. For U.S. forces in particular, the high false alarm rate of the Biological Aerosol Warning System (BAWS) is costly in reagents and personnel stress. The Phase II effort will refine and integrate the subsystems, successfully demonstrated in Phase I, to produce a working prototype that meets operational requirements. Successes of the Phase I effort include operation of two subsystems, the high-efficiency electrostatic concentrator, and the prototype acoustic particle sorter. The sensitivity and selectivity of FT-IR instruments provide rapid detection, but the aerosol background is a daunting problem. High SNR FT-IR photoacoustic detection of aerosols and archived samples were also demonstrated and will provide enhanced statistical discrimination. Commercial and scientific opportunities in material processing and aerosol sampling will accrue from development of this technology.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Manning
President
2088355402
chris@appl-tech.com

Business Contact:

Christopher Manning
President
2088355402
chris@appl-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MANNING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
419 South Main Street, PO Box 265 Troy, ID 83871

EIN/Tax ID: 820508083
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Idaho
Finance and Administration PO Box 443168
Moscow, ID 83844
Contact: Laura Hubbard
Contact Phone: (208) 885-6174
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university