Demonstration of a Unique Nanotube-Based Arsenic Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9300-04-M-1010
Agency Tracking Number: F041-302-2914
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-302
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Russell Davis
 PI/Electrical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 rwd@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Controller
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this Phase I effort is to demonstrate an innovative nanotube sensor capable of identifying and quantifying the concentrations of arsenic in water using a unique, low-cost, and robust nanotube sensor configuration. This proposal will discuss bench top experiments already performed that verify the potential of this patentable approach. The Phase I work plan includes complete experiments to verify the ability to detect and quantify arsenic both alone and in a mixture with water. This Phase I effort will establish that the proposed sensor has improved detection capability when compared to current technologies, and it will also demonstrate the robustness of the sensor design, the rapid response and warm-up times, and the ability to rapidly recover from decompression. Successful completion of this Phase I effort will result in the demonstration of a high-sensitivity robust arsenic sensor with numerous dual use applications. This Phase I proposal contains complete details on this unique sensor as well as a technical discussion of the proof of concept experiments that have already been preformed to date. Objectives for the Phase II effort are also included.

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