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A Multiband Wide Area Fluorescence Detection System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52994
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A013-0051
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nomadics, Inc.
1024 S. Innovation Way Stillwater, OK 74074
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Multiband Wide Area Fluorescence Detection System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DACA42-02-P-0014
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

Nomadics has been working with landmine detection technologies since 1998. During that time we have established the extreme sensitivity of an amplifying fluorescent polymer (AFP) that has been employed in the direct detection of ultratrace quantities ofchemical signature compounds of explosives and effective methods of fluorescence measurement including standoff detection. These methods have the potential for use with developing sensors based on the use of microbes for detection of explosives.Together, these technologies offer tremendous potential for locating landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other explosives. Nomadics is collaborating with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to meld these complementary technologies to prove the feasibility ofthis approach.Besides wide-area screening for landmines and UXO, this technology has the potential to provide detection of other chemical and biological contaminants, such as releases of environmental pollutants and toxic wastes. For example, withspecific microbes, large underground storage tank fields could be monitored for leaking containers.

Principal Investigator:

Art Crotzer
Principal Investigator
4053729535
acrotzer@nomadics.com

Business Contact:

Colin Cumming
President
4053729535
ccumming@nomadics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NOMADICS, INC.
1024 S. Innovation Way Stillwater, OK 74074

EIN/Tax ID: 731443947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
P.O. Box 2008, One Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Contact: Robert S. Burlage
Contact Phone: (865) 574-7321
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)