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CHEMICAL DETECTION OF NERVE AGENT BY A TWO STEP DOSIMETER SYSTEM BASED ON…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6216
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6216
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ord Inc.
Po Box 50 Nahant, MA 01908
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: CHEMICAL DETECTION OF NERVE AGENT BY A TWO STEP DOSIMETER SYSTEM BASED ON ENZYME INHIBITION INDICATED BY FLUORESCENCE
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $492,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG TERM OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A RAPID "NERVE AGENT" DOSIMETER DETECTION SYSTEM AS SIMPLE, FIELDABLE AND RUGGED AS A PIECE OF WET, CHEMICALLY IMPREGNATED CLOTH. IT WOULD HAVE THE SENSITIVITY TO DETECT LESS THAN 1 NG/M(3) OF NERVE AGENT IN THE FIELD AND THE HIGH SPECIFICITY TO AGENT PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTION INHERENT TO ENZYME INHIBITION. EACH DOSIMETER WOULD WEIGHT LESS THAN 1/4 OZ. AND COST LESSTHAN $0.50. THIS LONG TERM OBJECTIVE WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY OUR UNIQUE METHOD OF SPLITTING DETECTION INTO TWO STEPS, THAT CAN EACH BE INDEPENDENTLY INVESTIGATED. THE FIRST STEP IS EXPOSURE OF THE DOSIMETER (AN ENZYME IMPREGNATED WICK) TO THE INHIBITING AGENT. THE SECOND STEP IS READ-OUT AFTER APPLYING A "DEVELOPING" CHEMICAL TO THE DOSIMETER. THIS "DEVELOPER" FLUORESCES ON CONTACT WITH UNINHIBITED ENZYME, INDICATING THE AMOUNT OF AGENT TO WHICH THE DOSIMETER WAS EXPOSED. THE FLUORESCENCE IS THEN READ-OUT WITH A RUGGED, INEXPENSIVE POCKET FLUORIMETER. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO INVESTIGATE THE PERFORMANCE, STABILITY AND REPRODUCIBILITY OF THE CHEMISTRY OF THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROPOSED METHOD.

Principal Investigator:

Heinrich J Kochling
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ord Inc.
Po Box 50 Nahant, MA 01908

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