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Chemical and Explosive Vapor Detection in Shipping Containers with Remotely…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68777
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0079
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc.
1315 Greg Street, Suite 103 Reno, NV 89511-6091
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Chemical and Explosive Vapor Detection in Shipping Containers with Remotely Accessed Microcantilever Array Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0099
Award Amount: $399,970.00
 

Abstract:

The remarkable sensitivity, compactness, low cost, low power-consumption, scalability, and versatility of microcantilever sensors make this technology possibly the best solution for container screening. In Phase I, Nevada Nanotech Systems (NNTS) successfully demonstrated all components of a prototype sensor system for measuring the concentrations of unlawful or hazardous materials in shipping containers. The 20-month Phase II program will be an iterative development effort whereby successive versions of a field prototype are built, tested, modified and optimized. The effort will be split into two, 10-month programs, A and B. The Phase II A program is structured as a concentrated design cycle, followed by the building of a field prototype and initial laboratory testing of this instrument. The Phase II B program begins with a focused period of field prototype testing in a lab environment, emphasizing key performance metrics. The sensor will be tested using varying analyte concentrations and varying mixtures. During two field tests, the sensor system will be installed in a shipping container and exposed to controlled traces of chemical and/or explosive vapors. The objective of this program is a robust, rigorously characterized field prototype sensor system ready for development into a commercial product.

Principal Investigator:

Jesse Adams
VP and CTO
7752871220
jdadams@unr.edu

Business Contact:

Ralph Whitten
President
5303682870
rwhitten@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEVADA NANOTECH SYSTEMS, INC.
661 Sierra Rose Drive Reno, NV 89511

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