Computer Aided Optimization of a Vector Surveilence Tent Trap and Field Demonstration

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,961.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0214
Award Id:
96900
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H27-3030
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H27
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Robert Mulligan
Senior Engineer
(781) 890-1338
rmulligan@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance & Contracts
(781) 890-1338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Arthropod-borne diseases common to present operational environments of the Middle East (Iraq) and Asia (Afghanistan) represent a major portion of the environmental threat to deployed military personnel, and Army entomologists utilize an aggressive vector surveillance program to monitor for the presence of disease carrying insects in deployed regions. Because of this, the Army has issued a request for an easily deployable, safe, and high performing human-baited tent trap that will allow field scientists to measure the health threats present to troops with a high degree of confidence. Infoscitex (IST) proposes to utilize state of the art computer aided engineering to determine the optimal tent trap designs for monitoring various insect species in different geographical locations. The Phase I program will culminate in an outdoor demonstration of a first generation working trap (non-human baited) in Colorado. Potential Phase II work may involve field evaluations of various designs in Mexico, Thailand, or Senegal.

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