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Optimized Off-the-shelf Portable Trap for Haematophagous Arthropods

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66860
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O032-3105
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UTD, INC.
8350 Alban Road, Suite 700 Springfield, VA 22150
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Optimized Off-the-shelf Portable Trap for Haematophagous Arthropods
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0059
Award Amount: $99,980.00
 

Abstract:

Blood-sucking or haematophagous arthropods such as mosquitoes, ticks, and sandflies act as vectors of some extremely deadly and debilitating diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever, sandfly fever, Japanese encephalitis, Q-fever, and tularemia. Thecurrent kit used by preventative medical teams contains a light trap based on design developed in 1962. Many mosquito species cannot be monitored by light traps. Samples collected are frequently inadequate to assess human health risk. While light trapsshow more success when supplemented with carbon dioxide, usual methods for CO2 baiting - bottled gas or dry ice - lack of universal availability and create heavy logistical demands. UTD proposes a design concept that emphasizes portability, storability,and ease of use. It will use a combination of attractants including CO2, heat, moisture, UV and white light, and selected synthetic scents. The trap will require no batteries, and will function on a variety of logistic fuels including JP8. UTD brings awealth of experience in the application of design analysis, simulation, and innovative engineering prototyping to this problem. We have assembled a talented development team and have secured the services of a medial entomologist who is experienced in bothacademic research and military applications of vector surveillance.

Principal Investigator:

Charles A. Bass
Sr. Chemical Engineer
7034408834
cbass@utdinc.com

Business Contact:

John L. Hill
President
7034408834
johnhill3@utdinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UTD, INC.
8350 Alban Road, Suite 700 Springfield, VA 22150

EIN/Tax ID: 541083026
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No