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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: HR001122C0028
Agency Tracking Number: D2D-0223
Amount: $3,820,462.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: HR001121S0007-17
Solicitation Number: HR001121S0007.I
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-05
Small Business Information
3500 S Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901-0000
United States
DUNS: 078612125
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kent Smith
 (843) 725-9627
Business Contact
 Beau Norton
Phone: (910) 584-6331
Research Institution

Biomason’s prototype MEDUSA dust abatement system provides a superior performing, logistically lean, and environmentally friendly solution for rapid dust suppression for VTOL operations in austere, forward operating positions. Moreover, base MEDUSA systems and processes may be adapted for utilization in multiple industrial sectors and serve several other key military and civilian use-cases - from rapid surface treatment applications (dust abatement, erosion control), to hardened infrastructure generation (roadways/airways, revetments, general field construction, etc.).  At the conclusion of the PERSEUS program Biomason will have a commercially available MEDUSA system - final package to include: 1) refined system hardware for deployment of surface treatment applications (dust abatement, erosion control, etc.), 2) product literature encompassing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Bill of Materials (BoM), system requirements, instrumentation diagrams, and safety documentation, and 3) near-commercial system variant (airfield repair kit, subsurface applications). Biomason envisions significant commercialization potential of MEDUSA systems, concepts, and processes in both military and civilian sectors in myriad use-cases, including but not limited to: dust control, soil stabilization, erosion control, and field construction applications. Industry sectors as diverse as mining, construction, agriculture, natural resource/forestry/water protection services all have expressed interest in MEDUSA-based solutions, indicating wide application potential for MEDUSA biocementation systems. Commercialized MEDUSA systems have the potential to be an industry-disrupting technology application and a key operational tool for the U.S. military. Commercialized MEDUSA biocementation systems will provide a novel, agile deployment package to meet the needs of multiple CONOPS in current and future theaters of war where traditional infrastructure generation is logistically prohibitive. The chart to the right summarizes current general application potential for all branches of the U.S. military (and DoD elements of the Intelligence Community).

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