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Benign, Inexpensive Simulant for testing of Biological Standoff Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94901
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-017-0371
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T017
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.
689 Odlin Road Bangor, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Benign, Inexpensive Simulant for testing of Biological Standoff Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0885
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this Phase I proposal is to develop a synthetic, low cost, and benign simulant for biowarfare agents (BWA) to be used in the testing of standoff sensors. Orono Spectral Solutions Inc. (OSS) has performed preliminary work leading to the identification of benign ingredients that, when combined in a predefined mass ratio, mimic UV-Vis and infrared signatures of BG spores. This work was performed under an existing contract (DoD contract # W911SR-06-C-0035). The objective of future investigation is to expand upon this work to 1) complete the development of a material package for a BG spore simulant, 2) develop similar material packages that mimic the same signatures of Erwinia herbicola and MS2 bateriophage and 3) develop a method for creating micron sized particles using the ingredients identified for our existing BG simulant.

Principal Investigator:

Luke Doucette
Vice President
8662698007
luke.doucette@ossmaine.com

Business Contact:

Luke Doucette
Vice President
8662698007
luke.doucette@ossmaine.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.
983 Stillwater Avenue Old Town, ME 04468

EIN/Tax ID: 201477938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univeristy of Maine
College Avenue
Orono, ME 4469
Contact: Michael M. Hastings
Contact Phone: 2075811484