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Miniature and Reliale Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83683
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
811087
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB08.1-002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Synkera Technologies, Inc.
2605 Trade Centre Ave. LONGMONT, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Miniature and Reliale Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC09C00178
Award Amount: $810,000.00
 

Abstract:

In the event of a terrorist attack, the ability to measure the extent and location of the attack and rapidly notify first responders will be critical to saving lives. If the widespread use of cell phones could be harnessed with an ability to detect chemical threats and immediately notify authorities of the scope and location of the attack, public safety would be significantly enhanced. Synkera proposes to develop a unique nanostructured ceramic sensor array for threat detection. This miniature detection system is well suited for integration with cellular and other wireless devices and will enable them to become part of a larger distributed alert network that improves situational awareness for mission personnel. Synkera's Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility and performance of very low power, small sensors capable of detecting a wide range of chemical threats. The sensor manufacturing process is highly scalable, which will allow the sensors to meet vey aggressive cost targets for integration with cellular phones. This Phase II effort will prepare a prototype sensor module integrated into a cell phone that takes advantage of the Synkera sensors advantages in size and performance.

Principal Investigator:

Debra J. Deininger
Sr. Scientist/Product Manager
7204948401
ddeininger@synkera.com

Business Contact:

Stephen S. Williams
7204948401
swilliams@synkera.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Synkera Technologies Inc.
2021 Miller Drive Suite B Longmont, CO 80501

EIN/Tax ID: 364528660
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No