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Validating a new Hydrogen Lyman-Alpha Line (HLA) spectrometer as an instant diagnostic and threat detection system.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-19-9-9018
Agency Tracking Number: F2-11607
Amount: $1,499,495.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF192-D001
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-31
Small Business Information
275 N Gateway Dr Ste 150
Phoenix, AZ 85034
United States
DUNS: 080860628
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Talenfeld
 (602) 476-3301
Business Contact
 Thomas Swann
Phone: (480) 278-5647
Research Institution

Our ability to rapidly respond to new chemical and biological threats is limited by a lack of facilities, personnel, and equipment able to conduct precision molecular analysis. We can remove this bottleneck by deploying a protective network of new automated, high performance surveillance equipment around ordinary warfighters and civilians for the first time. Sensitive enough to detect all manner of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats at close proximal ranges continuously, our technology can be adapted for placement in buildings, on vehicles, drones, etc. Software enabled, it can be thought of as an anti-virus platform for actual viruses and other threats, alerting first responders and gathering critical intelligence about the combat theater. Our prime end users are the Air Force Research Laboratory, Biosurveillance Unit (Dr. Clarise Starr), The Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (Dr. Jason Guicheteau), and the Army Soldier Systems Center (Dr. Andre Senecal). These end-users will use our solution to identify and quantify chemical and biological threats with greater ease and accuracy than previously possible. The three users will make introductions to transition partners with threat detection and biosurveillance needs in all service branches, and law enforcement.

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