Improving Chemical Protective Capabilities of Silicon and Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber (EPDM) Class Rubber Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: F33615-01-C-6019
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0064
Amount: $749,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Duns: 149375479
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Carrig
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (303) 604-2000
 timc@ctilidar.com
Business Contact
 Sammy Henderson
Title: VP, R&D; Chief Tech. Offi
Phone: (303) 604-2000
Email: sammy@ctilidar.ciom
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proliferation of biological weapons among rogue nations and terrorist organizations necessitates that the U.S. develop the means of detecting deployment of these weapons in battlefield, base and civilian settings. Portable and affordable remotesensors that give U.S. forces several minutes warning of approaching threats are necessary so that troops have adequate time to take appropriate protective measures. Compact, eyesafe coherent Doppler lidars have been demonstrated as able to providesearch/detect/track functions for biological defense. Importantly, these sensors are significantly smaller and lighter than competing active sensor technologies due to the much greater sensitivity of heterodyne, relative to direct, detection lidars.Additionally, these lidars provide volumetric, range-resolved, wind field measurements to ranges exceeding 20 km. Ancillary benefits include providing input to plume dispersion models to provide accurate forecasting of plume tracks and integrated exposuremapping. This can result in reduced contamination of mobile assets, minimization of personnel exposure, optimization of decontamination resources and minimization of the time needed to restore operations. In this effort, CTI proposes integrating (1) aDoppler lidar for aerosol search/detect/and track functions and wind velocity measurements with (2) a plume dispersion and hazard assessment model to provide a capability for downwind hazard prediction and (3) a multi-pronged BW agent discriminationtechnique. Applications include tactical surveillance for chem/bio defense, battlefield smoke and cloud transport and structure model development and validation, fence-line monitoring of industrial facilities, turbulence statistics and turbulent transportmodeling for meteorological research, and airport terminal area weather surveillance.

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