Fluctuation-Enhanced Chemical & Biological Sensor Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0118
Agency Tracking Number: A062-063-0750
Amount: $729,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-063
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
10 Bedford Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
DUNS: 036081185
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicolai Panikov
 Principal Scientist
 (908) 781-0393
Business Contact
 Ou Li
Title: Vice President
Phone: (908) 642-4458
Email: ouli@lcpegasus.com
Research Institution
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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