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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. Improved M8 Test Paper for Chemical Agent Detection

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: CBD11103

    Detection of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) such as V, H, and G agents is currently performed using the easy-to-use, simple, and rapid M8 test papers to detect and differentiate among these agents. However, frequent replacement is usually required for these test papers in outdoor applications because of the degradation by exposure to sun, dust, and rain. Moreover, visual inspection is needed to as ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  2. Advanced Transmitter for Chem-Bio Standoff Detection

    SBC: DBC Technology Corp.            Topic: CBD11106

    As a natural extension of the Phase I results, novel laser LWIR transmitters will be developed, demonstrated, and delivered to support development of next generation point and local area proximal standoff sensors based on newly demonstrated phenomenologies to simultaneously detect biological particles, chemical vapors, and chemical aerosols with a single device. The transmitters will feature rapid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. Universal Bio-Sample Preparation Module

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: A10074

    Due to increasing recognition of sample preparation as the biggest challenge for biodefense and biomedical detection applications, CBD is seeking a platform technology for automated, universal sample preparation for biosensor systems using small volumes of samples in complex matrices. To address this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Universal Bio-sample Preparation (Un ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. Solid state deep UV laser for Raman detection of CB agents

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: CBD11105

    Raman spectroscopy is a highly effective non-contact laser remote sensing method for detecting and identifying chemicals in every-day field environments. Raman spectroscopy is particularly suited for detecting trace surface contaminants that may indicate the presence of explosives, harmful chemical or biological agents. Contemporary systems, such as the vehicle mounted Joint Contaminated Surface D ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  5. Development of an in vitro assay as correlate of passive immune protection against botulinum neurotoxin to minimize use of whole animal testing

    SBC: ELECTRONIC BIOSCIENCES, INC.            Topic: CBD11109

    This Small Business Innovation Research project will develop a non-animal based in vitro assay for determining the efficacy of Botulinum (BoNT) neutralizing therapeutics. New technologies are currently needed in order to facilitate the development and approval of BoNT vaccines and therapies and reduce the number of vertebrate animals used in medical testing. In Phase 1 of this project, the feasibi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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