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Realtime Detection And Identification Of Airborne Microorganisms Using Infrared…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
77288
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C061-102-0114
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.
689 Odlin Road Bangor, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Realtime Detection And Identification Of Airborne Microorganisms Using Infrared Spectroscopy
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: W911SR-06-C-0029
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this Phase I effort is to investigate the feasibility of extracting at least 1.0 microgram of bacillus spores from the environment and presenting these spores in real-time to an FTIR spectrometer for detection. The identification of bacterial spores using FTIR spectroscopy has been successful in classifying these microorganisms down to the genus and species level. Therefore the key enabler for using FTIR as the identification step is the interfacing of filtration and electrostatic collection techniques that will allow isolation of the microgram quantities needed for reliable detection. The main challenge in realizing an IR-based bioaerosol detection system is the coupling of these collection strategies with the optical requirements of a mid-IR spectrometer.

Principal Investigator:

Brian J. Ninness
2075813358
Brian_Ninness@umit.maine.edu

Business Contact:

Luke D. Doucette
2075813358
Luke_Doucette@umit.maine.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORONO SPECTRAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
20 Godfrey Drive Orono, ME 04473

EIN/Tax ID: 201477938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No