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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Handheld IR Raman Spectroscopy for Rapid Chemical Identification

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: CBD08102

    In Phase I, Aerius Photonics demonstrated Raman spectroscopy at 785 nm, 980 nm, and 1064 nm, with only 1064 nm-based excitation showing a reduction in fluorescence. In addition, Aerius Photonics and partner Ahura Scientific, demonstrated a breadboard version of an InGaAs-based Raman spectrometer to assess any engineering challenges. By the end of a Phase III, Aerius proposes to develop a handheld ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  2. Low Cost LWIR Interferometric HSI System

    SBC: Spectrum Photonics, Inc.            Topic: CBD09108

    Due to the potential detection benefits offered by hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy, this is an area of great interest in terms of early detection of plume threats. The major constraint is in costs of components. Under this SBIR, our team will investigate innovative advances in the integration of uncooled microbolometer technologies to determine the potential for reducing detector cost and com ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. Durable Anti-fog Coatings for Contoured Plastic Substrates Using Nanoparticles with Tunable Size and Surface Chemistry

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: CBD09101

    Currently fielded respiratory protective systems in the Joint Services General Purpose Mask (JSGPM) program degrade in visual performance capability in extreme hot and cold environments. Optical and mechanical properties of existing anti-fog coatings also diminish when subjected to cleaning/sanitization operations. To address these needs, InnoSense LLC (ISL), in Phase I, has combined nanomaterials ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. An Enhanced Quarter-Sized Optical NEMS Based Methyl Salicylate Sensor System (MS3)

    SBC: IMAGINATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: CBD09103

    Building on our successful Phase I work our Phase II objectives are to complete development and integration of our two proposed sensors into an unprecedented self-confirming MeS detection system further refining our ability to meet key requirements identified in Phase I. More specifically, we will develop a NEMS based MeS sensor system complete with a telemetry system and/or a remote logging, data ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  5. CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

    SBC: MESH, INC.            Topic: CBD09110

    Being proposed is a way to integrate the inputs from multiple sensors and different types of sensors to produce a map of the chemical threat. This technique weights every input based on type of sensor, minimum detectable level, health and status of each instrument, and time and position errors. The Sensor Netting Algorithm (SNA) will be based on tomography with weighting factors. The output wil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  6. Distributed Thermal Imaging Spectrometer for Force Protection

    SBC: MESH, INC.            Topic: CBD09108

    This proposal describes how a very low cost hyperspectral imager can be built. The key to the low cost is the use of a commercially available thermal camera based on an uncooled microbolometer as the detecting element. An interferometer is placed in front of the camera to produce the spectrum. Each frame of the camera captures one point of the interferogram, producing a hyperspectral image at 8 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  7. Dielectrophoretic Microfluidic Protein Analysis System

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: CBD09104

    To address the U.S. Army CBD need for a low-cost, universal, robust, and fieldable device for rapid, reproducible identification of protein variants from biological samples with high throughput, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Dielectrophoretic Microfluidic Protein Analysis (DiMiPA) system based on an electrodeless dielectrophoresis-based, continuous-flow protein separa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  8. Bio-Inspired Dry Fibrillar Adhesives for Enhanced Sealing of Respiratory Protective Masks

    SBC: NANOGRIPTECH            Topic: CBD09102

    NanoGripTech LLC proposes to develop repeatable skin adhesives using technology inspired by the feet of geckos and insects. These adhesives will be integrated into full facemask respirators to reduce or replace head harness straps, which are currently used to hold the facemasks in place. Expected benefits are improved fit, resistance to shifting, improved sealing, and reduced discomfort and tiss ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  9. Novel THz-frequency spectrometers by integrating widely-tunable monochromatic THz sources and detectors, or arrays of emitters and detectors, with pho

    SBC: ArkLight            Topic: CBD04104

    By continuing teaming up with one of the most reputable university teams in THz science and technology, ArkLight proposes to carry out the tasks set for a Phase-II program following our success in Phase I. We are aimed at the further development of novel spectrometers to analyze chemicals in the vapor phase based on accurate measurements of the emission and absorption spectra due to the molecular ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  10. Automatic Assay of Blood Cholinesterase in the Field

    SBC: KUMETRIX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There is a critical need for rapid, accurate measurement of serum cholinesterase activity in the field to provide a timely determination of nerve agent exposure. The overall objective of the project is to develop an easy-to-use analytical system consistingof small, inexpensive (and therefore disposable) silicon microchips used with a portable instrument, thus permitting field cholinesterase measur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
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