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Development and commercialization of a tent trap for the surveillance and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Health Program
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1130
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-H27
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
SkySight Technologies LLC
5836 Highview Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46818-1905
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development and commercialization of a tent trap for the surveillance and control of disease-carrying flies
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0227
Award Amount: $749,980.00
 

Abstract:

Due to the possible transmission of blood-borne diseases, biting insects, mosquitoes, midges, and sand flies pose increasing danger to deployed military personnel and humans in locations around the globe. The SkySight Technologies approach to creating and demonstrating a tent trap to capture biting flies and mosquitoes that come to bite a human resting inside was to modify a standard tent with the components necessary to convert it into a specimen collection device using human bait in a manner that does not endanger the human. To preserve the specimen alive and intact, the specimen never passes through the fan blades and a unique air flow and ducting system traps the specimens into the capture system built into the base tent. The proposed tent trap system is based on a standard, readily available tent, uses a specimen safe pull air system to circulate the human odor, poses no risk to the human bait, preserves the live specimen, and is easy and intuitive to erect. The feasibility of this tent trap design was successfully demonstrated in the Phase I effort. The subsequent Phase II effort will further refine and test the tent trap design.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick McCammon
Principal Investigator
(260) 637-0588
Pat@SkySightTech.com

Business Contact:

Patrick McCammon
President
(260) 637-0588
Pat@SkySightTech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SkySight Technologies
5836 Highview Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46818-1905

EIN/Tax ID: 205556043
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No