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Biodegradable Mosquito Trap System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-19-C-0092
Agency Tracking Number: A183-144-0192
Amount: $99,994.87
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-144
Solicitation Number: 18.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-05
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kang-Bin Chua
 Director. Autonomous Systems
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Keith Baker
Phone: (424) 835-9475
Research Institution

The Army needs a biodegradable vector control system that can be easily deployed by nontechnical personnel and by aircraft onto land and into bodies of water. To meet this Army need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Biodegradable Mosquito Trap (BMT) system. It has a highly configurable design that allows it to be set up in different configurations to attract, trap, and kill mosquitoes. It can use a variety of attractants to lure in different types of mosquitoes through an opening. Its housing design makes it difficult for the trapped mosquitoes to escape and, thus, dead-trapping them inside the BMT. The BMT housing can be configured to use an attractant and/or toxicant (or pesticide). It can be modified for air deployment onto land, for hanging from vegetation or other structures, and for deployment into bodies of water with the capability of killing surrounding larvae while collecting and killing mosquitoes. In Phase I, POC will develop the BMT concept designs and fabricate numerous BMT prototypes for field testing. In Phase II, POC will use the comprehensive test results obtained in Phase I to further improve, develop, and test the BMT prototypes in laboratory and field environments.

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