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Biologically Inspired Luminescent Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67620
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-145-0250
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-1894
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Biologically Inspired Luminescent Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-5405
Award Amount: $99,969.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Melanie Tomczak
Research Scientist
9374266900
mtomczak@ues.com

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams, Jr.
Contracts Manager
9374266900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No