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Nanotechnology-Enhanced Sensor for Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86250
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0039
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Nanotechnology-Enhanced Sensor for Toxic Industrial Chemicals
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0009
Award Amount: $98,871.00
 

Abstract:

Traditionally, concern over warfighter exposure to chemicals has centered on chemical warfare agents (CWAs), due to their acute toxicity and weaponized status. Recently, however, additional concern has arisen regarding toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), which are industrial chemicals that have the potential to cause adverse health effects in people through deliberate or accidental exposure. While they are not as lethal as conventional CWAs, TICs pose a threat to warfighters and civilian populations, simply due to their increased abundance and availability compared to CWAs. We propose to develop reagent-free sensing materials incorporating nanoscale features which will enhance the detection, identification and quantification of various TICs. Interaction between analyte molecules and the nanocomposite sensing material will result in a significant change in measurable properties of the material that can be easily monitored by standard techniques. In Phase I, we will fabricate nanoscale sensing materials, demonstrate their TICs detection capability and illustrate their improved performance brought about by the nanoscale components. The sensing materials will eventually be incorporated into a sensor array (Phase II) which enable the identification and quantification of the TICs.

Principal Investigator:

Dolly Batra
Senior Chemist, Applied Chemistry
6174985926
batra.dolly@tiaxllc.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
6174985655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No