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Wide-Area Measurement of CWA/BWA Surface Contamination Using Gaseous Tracers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74333
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0390
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISTA ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1355 Columbia Park Trail Richland, WA 99352-4770
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Wide-Area Measurement of CWA/BWA Surface Contamination Using Gaseous Tracers
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0029
Award Amount: $98,787.00
 

Abstract:

Vista Engineering Technologies will develop, demonstrate, and commercialize a novel tracer technology to rapidly detect and quantify the concentration of active and inactive CWA/BWA in a building following an attack. One or more interactive and conservative tracers are introduced into a room or the ductwork in a building, and the relative concentration of the sampled interactive and conservative tracers are used to detect and quantify agents present in the rooms, hallways, stairwells, and ductwork of the building. The technology will be faster and more accurate than the current state-of-the art approaches. First, the tracer gases will attain better and more complete coverage. The technology has the potential for interrogating the entire building, an entire floor, or an entire room from a single location, including the furniture, shelving/cabinets, and difficult-to-access areas. Second, the technology has an SNR advantage over other technologies (perhaps, 30 dB), because the noise is controlled, and the interactive tracer, not the threat agent itself, needs to be detected. The technology can be implemented as a contact sensor, a point sensor, and a remote sensor with standoff distances of the dimensions of a room, a floor, or the entire building.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph W. Maresca, Jr.
CEO
5097371377
maresca@vistaengr.com

Business Contact:

Phillip C. Ohl
President
5097371377
ohl@vistaengr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VISTA ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
8203 W. Quinault Ave., Building C, Suite 200 Kennewick, WA 99336

EIN/Tax ID: 943344846
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No