Novel Delivery Systems for Threat Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$749,306.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-04-C-5417
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0348
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-123
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
VAC, INC.
P.O. Box 292677, Kettering, OH, 45429
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124663670
Principal Investigator
 Scott Gregory
 (937) 865-4609
 CDSIDELSI4@aol.com
Business Contact
 Victor Crainich
Phone: (937) 865-4609
Email: VCADCS@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Some biological compounds will fluoresce when interrogated by an ultraviolet source. A specific and unique porphyrin-based chromophore (PBC) is excited at a wavelength of 355 nm and fluoresces at a visible wavelength of 610 nm. The reflected wavelength can be readily observed using standard Night Vision Goggles. Although the PBC putty is inherently unstable, preliminary processes have been developed during a SBIR Phase I program. The successful research allows the technology to be potentially utilized for various military and commercial security applications. During the Phase II program, a functional primary delivery system will be developed and demonstrated. The delivery system configuration will be specifically designed for utilization in military perimeter security applications. A secondary delivery system will also be preliminarily developed for battlefield dissemination of the PBC-based technology.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government