Fluctuation-Enhanced Chemical & Biological Sensor Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-07-C-0020
Award Id:
77240
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-063-0750
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10 Bedford Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
036081185
Principal Investigator:
NicolaiPanikov
Principal Scientist
(908) 781-0393
nicolaipanikov@lcpegasus.com
Business Contact:
OuLi
Vice President
(908) 642-4458
ouli@lcpegasus.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this SBIR Phase I project, it is proposed to test the concept of Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing (FES) as practical tool aimed at increasing sensitivity and selectivity of detection of chemical and biological agents in natural environment. We will focus on three groups of such agents: i) gaseous and volatile compounds (CO2, CH4, ethanol, acetone etc), ii) water-soluble compounds representing uniform microbial markers (NAD, DNA) and unique biochemical markers of potentially hazardous organisms (dipicolinic acid), and iii) bacterial cells in air and water. Single-wave IR spectrometry, diode array UV-spectrophotometry and terahertz spectrometry will be used as analytical instruments in attempts to detect the listed chemical and biological agents at level which normally considered to be instrumental noise. Signal processing will include high-order spectral analysis (Swami et al, 1993) and alternative approaches (e.g. signal filtration and pattern-recognition with artificial neural network).

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