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Toxic Vapor and Aerosol Wearable Passive Dosimeter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: FA8650-16-M-6683
Agency Tracking Number: H151-009-0173
Amount: $149,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP15-009
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-02-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-08-12
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
United States
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Girish Srinivas
 (303) 940-2321
 gsrinivas@tda.com
Business Contact
 John Wright
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Email: jdwright@tda.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

TDA Research, Inc., a leading developer of specialty sorbents, will design and test sorbents for incorporation into passive dosimeter badges designed by a major dosimeter manufacturing company. For the past 15 years, wearable passive major dosimeter badges provided by our partner. have been used by crews of U.S. submarines to monitor exposure to chemical hazards, including many of concern in the solicitation (benzene, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, the xylenes, hexane, acetaldhyde and methylene chloride). The badges are also effective against acrolein, vinyl acetate, a wide variety of chlororganics and many carbonyl and other hazardous compounds desired in an ultimate passive dosimeter. Phase I work will test select sorbents against the substances on the solicitation list that are not currently monitored by Assay Technology dosimeters: pyrethroids, polychlorinated dibenzene dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (DCDFs) and compounds used in explosives: nitroaromatics and tetrazoles. In the Phase I work, novel TDA sorbents will be exposed to known concentrations of the select toxic substances, and amounts that can be extracted from each sorbent will be quantified by chromatography. In Phase II, superior sorbents will be incorporated into badge configurations designed by Assay Technology.By starting with proven sorbents (already certified for monitoring many of the hazardous chemicals on the solicitation list), and augmenting them with a few additional new sorbents to capture toxic gases that are not currently monitored, an ultimate passive dosimeter can be more rapidly developed and brought into production.

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