Wearable Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Agent Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8501-09-P-0143
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-242-2089
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-242
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 400, Austin, TX, 78741
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator
 Steve Savoy
 Founder & VP Technology D
 (512) 389-9990
 ssavoy@nanohmics.com
Business Contact
 Keith Jamison
Title: President
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Email: kjamison@nanohmics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Detection of Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) threats is becoming increasingly important in todays world of asymmetric enemies. This growing threat requires new techniques and technologies for detection of agents by individuals while wearing their protective gear. Todays methods for detection of NBC weapons do not employ technologies which would allow for miniaturization so that a wearable device could detect when it was safe to remove protective gear. Nanohmics, proposes to develop the NucleoVolt NBC detection platform, a wearable detection instrument that operates on the principle of direct electrical detection of multiple airborne agents. The core of the NucleoVolt NBC platform technology is the electrical detection. The NucleoVolt NBC platform is unlike existing detection systems in that is utilizes the emerging techniques to generate functionalized array of detection sensors. BENEFIT: The ability to perform rapid, highly sensitive and selective detection of a complex Nuclear/Chemical/Biological (NBC) profiles is paramount for applications ranging from accidental spills to terrorist attacks with industrial chemicals and NBC weapons used in battle. The ability to multiplex high sensitivity and selectivity in a robust, rechargeable, harsh environment will provide the Air Force with a tool to meet the goal of complex profiling for NBC levels.

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