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Optically Covert Detection of Trace WMD Residues

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-13-P-0007
Agency Tracking Number: T122-003-0087
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA122-003
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-02-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-08-31
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO -
United States
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 W. Ellis
 Senior Chemist
 (303) 261-1128
Business Contact
 John Wright
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Research Institution

It is challenging to detect CBRN weapons production facilities that are hidden in residential and industrial neighborhoods. Once the weapons are manufactured, they will be sealed and removed from the site of production, so developing techniques to reveal the presence of the weapons will likely be fruitless. In this project, we will develop indicators that can be applied covertly around suspect areas. When these indicators are exposed to precursors for the production of either chemical weapons or bio-weapons, they will produce a distinct, covert signal that can be viewed from a distance using standard military equipment. The indicators will be inexpensive to manufacture, and will be safe for release in the environment.

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