Degradable Taggant

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0203
Agency Tracking Number: N071-072-0677
Amount: $69,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-072
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 604717165
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joel Pedlikin
 PI/PM
 (617) 225-4378
 jpedlikin@aurora.aero
Business Contact
 Diana Eichfeld
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 369-6329
Email: deichfeld@aurora.aero
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aurora Flight Sciences (AFS), in collaboration with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), propose to develop a low-cost, easily deployed, degradable taggant that can be dispersed over a wide area to serve as a witness to activity in the area and for queuing of other sensors. The passive taggant will enable nearly real-time change detection within the treated area using one or more simple optical sensing techniques. In addition to developing the degradable taggant, the AFS-WPI team will also develop a conceptual design for a robust sensor system (including its concept of operation) that can be used to quickly and accurately detect changes in an area of interest that are characteristic of IED emplacement or other asymmetric threat activities.

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