Miniature Electronic Sniffer for Navy Vertical Take off Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VTUAVs)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,972.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-06-M-0300
Award Id:
77102
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-010-0231
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1585 Marauder St., Chico, CA, 95973
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
933302655
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Ward
Senior Engineer
(216) 587-4750
bward@makelengineering.com
Business Contact:
Darby Makel
President
(530) 895-2771
dmakel@makelengineering.com
Research Institute:
UNIVERISITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOC.
Sophia Hill
10211 Wincopin Circle Suite 50
Columbia, MD, 21044
(410) 730-2656
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Makel Engineering Inc. and Universities Space Research Institute propose to develop a reliable, low false alarm system for use with VTUAVs to provide standoff detection capabilities for surface vessels during encounters with potentially explosive-laden vessels. The proposed glow-discharge based detection system would be extremely compact (<1 lb.) and provide highly sensitive detection of explosives and the potential to detect a broad range of chemical and biological agents. Mass detection limits of ppm to ppb are anticipated.BENEFITS: In addition to use in VTUAVs, potential markets include explosive detection systems for federal, state, and municipal government agencies, as well as the private sector. The proposed work involves the development of a highly sensitive, but generally applicable detection system that can detect a variety of species in addition to explosive, such as chemical weapons, biological agents, toxic industrial compounds, and drug processing lab chemicals.

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