Biologically Inspired Luminescent Technology
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Technologies for security marking and anti-tamper devices are effective, however current devices leave behind evidence that Air Force personnel were in a specific zone and can add a considerable weight to the load carried by Air Force personnel. Taking inspiration from nature, we propose a biodegradable marking and anti-tamper device that utilizes firefly luciferase and its natural substrate, luciferin, to emit light through bioluminescence. Luciferase and luciferin will be physically separated in a light weight, biodegradable matrix and will luminesce only after proper activation.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Francis F. Williams, Jr.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432
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