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Miniature Electronic Sniffer for Navy Vertical Take off Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VTUAVs)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-M-0298
Agency Tracking Number: N064-010-0003
Amount: $69,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-T010
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-05-31
Small Business Information
696 Amity Road Route 63
Bethany, CT 06524
United States
DUNS: 783630189
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Bango
 Principal Investigator
 (203) 393-9666
Business Contact
 Joseph Bango
Title: President
Phone: (203) 393-9666
Research Institution
 Susan Robb
Dept. of Sponsored Programs 73
Richmond, VA 23284
United States

 (804) 828-7511
 Nonprofit College or University

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in warfare, reconnaissance, and surveillance activities has increased dramatically over the past decade and, for the first time, offers cost effective, intelligence-gathering capabilities without placing soldiers and sailors at unnecessary risk. Current UAV platforms have already been equipped with a limited range of sensors such as miniature audiovisual equipment and global positioning systems for battlefield surveillance activities. The next generation of battlefield UAV will require new and advanced on-board sensors for detection of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) based on specific Biological, Chemical, or Radiological materials. We propose to employ revolutionary new air sampling technology based on electrospray ionization that was developed by Nobel prize winning Chemist Dr. John Fenn, VP Research at our firm, in collaboration with our group of scientists. The ESI sampler offers unprecedented performance parameters including low power, light weight and high sampling efficiency over an enormous range of particle sizes ranging from molecules to microscale particulates. We propose to apply Dr. Fenn’s miniature vapor sampler as the key enabling technology for UAV’s equipped with detection based on Laser Induced Florescence of select trace species for the identification of explosives, chemical toxins, and other hazardous materials on board ship.BENEFITS: Portable Chem/Bio Detector for Coast Guard, DoD, Port Facilities

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