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Portable Pollen Analyzer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-14-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5484
Amount: $374,736.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T018
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-10-31
Small Business Information
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Suite 107
Austin, TX -
United States
DUNS: 013475129
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Igor Pavlovsky
 Chief Scientific Officer
 (512) 339-5020
Business Contact
 Jacque Soptick
Title: Controller
Phone: (512) 339-5020
Research Institution
 Texas A&M University
 Vaughn M Bryant
Department of Anthropology Texas A&M University, TAMU4352
College Station, TX 77843-4352
United States

 (979) 845-5255
 Nonprofit College or University

We propose to leverage the expertise of Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) in building highly sensitive, selective, portable and versatile GC/DMS instruments, to create a system to uniquely identify pollen species in complex mixtures based on their VOC profile. This project will determine which VOCs shall be collected and how many pollen grains are needed in order to increase the confidence of accurately identifying a spatial and temporal origin of the pollen. Over the two year Phase II program, we will collect over 100 pollen species with different spatial and temporal origin and create a user updatable pollen database. We will also show that a GC/DMS instrument consisting of a flash thermolysis (FT) sampling unit coupled with a gas chromatograph (GC) and a differential mobility spectrometer (DMS, a specific configuration of ion mobility spectrometer), can provide the needed selectivity and sensitivity in a small, robust and relatively inexpensive package.

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