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Responsive Sequestration Coating

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911NF-13-P-0011
Agency Tracking Number: C131-101-0048
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD13-101
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-05-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-11-28
Small Business Information
12345 West 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO -
United States
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Elliott
 Principal Chemical Engineer
 (303) 940-2341
Business Contact
 John Wright
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Research Institution

TDA Research, Inc. and the University of Colorado at Boulder will team together to develop a responsive sequestration coating for chemical warfare agents. The coating will be easily applied to surfaces where it will cover and contain chemical warfare agents on vehicles or other hardware known or suspected to be contaminated. A color change of the coating will indicate locations of underlying surface chemical warfare agent contamination. The agents will be contained in the coating where they will be reactively decontaminated. The coating will be robust, but easily stripped off / peeled off from the underlying surface and it will leave the vehicle / hardware undamaged and fully decontaminated. The deadly agents adsorbed by the film will also be decontaminated automatically. During the coating application process and the period when the coating is left on the vehicle, chemical agent will not be spread to other surfaces nor will it be able to evaporate through the coating. The coating process will not aerosolize the liquid agent on the surface and it will prevent the agent from evaporating to the surrounding air.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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