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Reagent-less Miniature Wireless Chemical Biological Explosive Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83682
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
811206
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QuantaSpec Inc.
PO Box 163 Essex Junction, VT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Reagent-less Miniature Wireless Chemical Biological Explosive Sensor
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC0800084
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

This project will design a miniature wireless reagent-less sensor to detect chemical, biological, and explosive materials in solid, liquid, and vapor form. These sensors are needed to implement a wide area hazard detection network to protect the health and welfare of the public. QuantaSpec will integrate its standoff explosive detector and chemical vapor detector to fit in a cell phone. QuantaSpec will also adapt its biological identification methods to fit in a cell phone. QuantaSpec's past efforts have demonstrated standoff detection of trace explosives, chemical vapor detection and 100% accurate species and strain level reagent-less identification of bacteria. Miniaturization of these sensors is now possible due to advances in quantum cascade laser technology. This project will design DIAL, ICLAS, and ATR IR spectroscopy sensors for integration into a cell phone. These sensors are needed to protect the lives of US citizens.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth Puzey
President
8028788410
kpuzey@quantaspec.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth A. Puzey
8028788410
kpuzey@quantaspec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QuantaSpec Inc.
PO Box 163 Essex Junction, VT 05453

EIN/Tax ID: 201008260
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No