Small UAS compatible Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-P-2043
Agency Tracking Number: F18B-009-0083
Amount: $149,871.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18B-T009
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-18
Small Business Information
1395 Greg Street #102, Sparks, NV, 89431
DUNS: 145411216
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ben Rogers
 (775) 972-8943
 rogers@nevadanano.com
Business Contact
 Ralph Whitten
Phone: (775) 972-8943
Email: rwhitten@nevadanano.com
Research Institution
 University of Utah
 Alyssa Pierce
 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, 87131
 (505) 277-2616
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Proposed herein are novel design methodologies to create sensors for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and/or explosive (CBRNE) detection aboard a Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS), as well as intelligent Bayesian-based plume analysis and source detection algorithms that offer capabilities for the Air Force above and beyond the state of the art.The assembled technical team of experts from NevadaNano and the University of Utah Robotics Center has a history of collaborating in the area of SUAS-compatible sensor design, development, and deployment to ensure successful project outcomes and deliverables. Sensor designs will leverage both NevadaNanos sensor selection and design experience as well as the teams successful track record with the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS)a robust, low-cost, silicon-chip-based sensor platform. We will develop a concept of operations, a conceptual design document, and predict sensor performance in simulated plumes using novel source detection algorithms.

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