High Performance and Portable Electronic Dog-Nose with Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing and Prompt Bacterium-Identifier Option
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
We plan to achieve the following Phase II tasks. First, we will carry out nano-sensor performance analysis for the new nano-tube sensor idea developed in Phase I. Second, we will implement a real-time portable chemical/biological agent detection system "Electronic Dog Nose" (EDN) with Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) sensors in Fluctuation-Enhanced mode. Both hardware and software will be included. Third, we will implement the optimized enhancing tools in the EDN. We will install nanoparticle film sensors fabricated at Uppsala University and re-optimize the system. Fourth, we will run extensive tests with the COTS sensors (conventional and nanoparticle film) and enhance sensory information by higher-order statistical and hyper-spectral software tool used on the actual experimental data. Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curves will be generated. We will also compare the performance of nanoparticle film sensors with conventional COTS sensors. Fifth, we will apply our advanced processing techniques on some specific applications such as Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) data, electronic nose data, gas chromatography (GC) sensor data, and explosive sensor data. Finally, we will perform commercialization of the EDN. Our strategy is to team up with industrial partners which already have products. We will find ways to integrate our software modules into their systems.
Small Business Information at Submission:
SIGNAL PROCESSING, INC.
13619 Valley Oak Circle ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
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