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Formulation and Production of Biological Agent Spectroscopic Simulant Particles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94900
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-017-0214
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T017
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Formulation and Production of Biological Agent Spectroscopic Simulant Particles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0083
Award Amount: $99,974.00
 

Abstract:

Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) proposes to demonstrate environmentally benign, low cost biological agent simulant particles that mimic the infrared, scatter, fluorescence and atomic absorption spectra of bacillus subtilis (BG), Erwinia herbicola (EH), and the MS2 Bacteriophage (MS2). These stimulant particles will be composed of materials that are commonly available foods or nutritional supplements. Spray drying will be used to mass produce the desired particle size and size distribution to match the agent size and its Mie scattering properties. An aerosol of BG simulant particles will be characterized using Infrared spectroscopy at PSI and using UV Laser Induced Fluorescence at the University of South Florida in the Laser Remote Sensing lab of Prof. Dennis Killinger. We will perform engineering design scale-up calculations to demonstrate a path to multi-Kg production quantities expected during a Phase II program.

Principal Investigator:

John D. Lennhoff
Manager, Materials Technology Group
9786890003
lennhoff@psicorp.com

Business Contact:

B. David Green
President and CEO
9786890003
green@psicorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810

EIN/Tax ID: 042517090
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of South Florida
3650 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 160
Tampa, FL 33612
Contact: Diego Vazquez
Contact Phone: 8139742897