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Mask integrated Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) sensor for real-time warfighter physiological status monitoring in extreme and toxic environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-17-C-0056
Agency Tracking Number: H16C-002-0062
Amount: $149,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP16C-002
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-05-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-11-14
Small Business Information
1101 McKay Drive
San Jose, CA 95131
United States
DUNS: 124291050
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Leyun Zhu
 Senior Application Scientist
 (408) 512-5935
Business Contact
 Tracy Daniel
Phone: (408) 512-5955
Research Institution
 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
 Keqi Tang
902 Battelle Blvd.
Richland, WA 99354
United States

 (509) 371-6542
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

BaySpec Inc., in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, proposes to develop an innovative orthogonal sensor systemthat would be able to detect, identify and quantify the inorganic components of breathing mixes, (i.e., nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon, helium, and water vapor), as well as individual detectable VOCs within the exhaled breath in real-time. The Phase I research aims to demonstrate the feasibility of such a gas sensor and design a laboratory prototype for Phase II construction. The proposed research will result in a system that can be used to establish and monitor the frequency, magnitude, and chemical make-up of exhaled VOCs to detect the generation of specific VOC profiles associated with mal-adaptive physiological responses, alert the operator and supervisor(s) to injury prior to performance decrement, and correlate exposure parameters to injury onset for potential mitigation prior to warfighter compromise.

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