Polymer-Based Chemical Agent Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$698,655.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAD19-02-C-0093
Award Id:
48529
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-2719
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
042081583
Principal Investigator:
Larry Hancock
Research Scientist
(617) 441-8871
lhancock@nomadics.com
Business Contact:
Colin Cumming
President
(405) 372-9535
ccumming@nomadics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Nomadics proposes to build on the success of the amplifying polymer detection systems and Phase I results to develop prototype devices for the detection of select chemical warfare agents. The devices will include a passive badge-type personal exposuremonitor and a battery-powered portable field sensor for chemical warfare agents. The sensor technology is an amplifying fluorescent polymer coupled with a chromophore. The AFP has been demonstrated to detect trace elements of volatile chemicals in theparts per quadrillion range. This extreme level of sensitivity provides superior detection capabilities; further, because this capacity is achieved without the use of expensive, complex drive electronics, very low-cost systems are possible, especially withthe leverage of sacrificing some sensitivity for reduced costs and portability. The devices will be demonstrated using surrogate and actual CW agents.

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