A Multiband Wide Area Fluorescence Detection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DACA42-02-P-0014
Award Id:
52994
Agency Tracking Number:
A013-0051
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:
879735579
Principal Investigator:
Art Crotzer
Principal Investigator
(405) 372-9535
acrotzer@nomadics.com
Business Contact:
Colin Cumming
President
(405) 372-9535
ccumming@nomadics.com
Research Institution:
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Robert S Burlage
P.O. Box 2008, One Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN, 37831
(865) 574-7321
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
Nomadics has been working with landmine detection technologies since 1998. During that time we have established the extreme sensitivity of an amplifying fluorescent polymer (AFP) that has been employed in the direct detection of ultratrace quantities ofchemical signature compounds of explosives and effective methods of fluorescence measurement including standoff detection. These methods have the potential for use with developing sensors based on the use of microbes for detection of explosives.Together, these technologies offer tremendous potential for locating landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other explosives. Nomadics is collaborating with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to meld these complementary technologies to prove the feasibility ofthis approach.Besides wide-area screening for landmines and UXO, this technology has the potential to provide detection of other chemical and biological contaminants, such as releases of environmental pollutants and toxic wastes. For example, withspecific microbes, large underground storage tank fields could be monitored for leaking containers.

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