Fluctuation-Enhanced Chemical & Biological Sensor Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,995.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-08-C-0118
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:
Nicolai Panikov
Principal Scientist
(908) 781-0393
nicolaipanikov@lcpegasus.com
Business Contact:
Ou Li
Vice President
(908) 642-4458
ouli@lcpegasus.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposed project is aimed at the design and development of a portable chemical-based sensing system that will possess a significantly enhanced ability to detect and selectively analyze chemical (and potentially biological) agents, at parts per million (ppm) concentrations and below, using stochastic fingerprinting techniques. This new technological approach is based on the principle of Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing (FES) that utilizes the micro-fluctuations already present in the sensor and that are influenced by very low concentrations of chemical (and also potentially by biological) agents in a statistically meaningful way. Following our Phase-I feasibility studies of utilizing Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing (FES) techniques for the detection and analysis of chemical agents at very low concentrations, and several scenarios for potential extensions of the technique for biological agent sensing, this Phase-II effort will be focused on the design and demonstration of an FES-based sensory platform which will be constructed using commerical off the self (COTS) sensor technology. This sensor prototype willl be compact and will exhibit significantly enhanced performance in terms of chemical (and possibly biological) agent detection and selective analysis capability.

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