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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. A uMECS miniature blower for respiratory protection systems, Phase II

    SBC: Vibrant Composites Inc.            Topic: CBD14103

    Air management solutions capable of reducing heat and moisture burden are not suitable for integration in wearable respiratory protection systems due to excessive weight, volume, and power requirements of existing technologies. Vibrant Composites proposes applying its unique uMECS manufacturing technology towards development of an ultra-lightweight and power efficient miniature blower. Fundamental ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  2. Advanced LWIR Hyperspectral System for On-the-Move Standoff Detection of Liquid and Solid Contaminants on Surfaces

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: CBD12104

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to utilize an innovative LWIR hyperspectral technology coupled with advanced data processing algorithms for non-contact, standoff detection of liquid/solid contaminants on surfaces. The technology will address the US Army"s need for fast, on-the-move, non-contact detection of ground contamination during reconnaissance missions. The Phase I effort demonstrated ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. Enhancing the Pharmacokinetic Profile of Protein-based Drugs

    SBC: Extend Biosciences Inc.            Topic: CBD12101

    Many protein-based drugs have limited efficacy due to a short half-life or require intravenous delivery because of low bioavailability. Extend Biosciences is developing proprietary carrier molecules that allow proteins to access an intrinsic transport pathway for efficient delivery to the vascular space and then maintain a sustained presence in circulation. This novel technology would be of partic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. Self-Healing Shape Memory Polymer Based Coatings for Protective Garments (1001-966)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: CBD13110

    In this Phase II program we will build on the promising Phase I results and further develop, optimize and integrate self-healing coatings/membranes into Chemical/Biological (CB) protective clothing to enable autonomous and rapid self-healing of cuts/tears/punctures and provide continuous protection to the warfighters. Current CB garment systems use a layer of absorptive carbon or selectively perm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  5. Sensitive and Selective Chemical Sensor Using Molecularly-Imprinted Single Layer Graphene

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: CBD14102

    The overall goal of the SBIR Phase II program is development, fabrication, and demonstration of a fully integrated graphene-based sensor capable of detection of different types of chemical agents in the vapor phase with better than parts per billion (ppb) sensitivity and a high degree of specificity. It should also exhibit a reversible function of the sensing element. The program will synergistica ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  6. Ultra High-Speed Spectroradiometry for Contamination Reconnaissance and Surveillance

    SBC: SEMIOTIC ENGINEERING ASSOC. LLC            Topic: CBD09107

    We propose to develop and demonstrate the prototype for a novel technology to be used as a ultra-high-performance, ultra-high-speed spectrometry engine at the heart of Thermal Luminescence systems for standoff detection of surface contaminants. The proposed system will be able to detect transient thermal events in the fundamental vibrational fingerprint region of chemical warfare agents and of mos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  7. High-Speed Resonant FTIR Spectrometer for Surface Contaminant Measurements

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: CBD09107

    OPTRA proposes the development of a high speed resonant Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer for surface contaminant detection via thermal luminescence. The system will generate 10,000 spectra per second over the 7-14 m spectral range at 8 cm-1 spectral resolution; the NESR is projected at 4×10-9 W/(cm2•ster•cm-1) over a 100 s integration time. The key to the system is a res ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  8. Dynamic Multicomponent Optical Analyzer for Chemical Weapon (CW) Exposure Studies

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: CBD08104

    Spectral Sciences Inc. proposes to develop a sensor for real-time trace-level analysis of complex multicomponent gas mixtures containing Chemical Weapon (CW) agents and interferents. The approach is based on the combination of a digitally controlled widely tunable quantum cascade laser source and an advanced photoacoustic signal transducer. In Phase I, Spectral Sciences Inc. has demonstrated the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  9. Switchable Surfaces for Vapor Stream Concentration(1001-344)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: CBD09106

    Trace detection usually requires a vapor concentrator that collects dilute analytes from a vapor sample and delivers them at a higher concentration to the detector. Conventional vapor concentrators tend to use either cryogenics, where vapors are concentrated on a cooled surface and then desorbed via flash heating, or sorbent technology, such as zeolites, where vapors are absorbed before flash-hea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense

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