Novel Delivery Systems for Threat Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-C-5417
Agency Tracking Number: F031-0348
Amount: $749,306.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF03-123
Solitcitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 292677, Kettering, OH, 45429
Duns: 124663670
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Gregory
 (937) 865-4609
Business Contact
 Victor Crainich
Phone: (937) 865-4609
Research Institution
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.

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