Explosive Chemical Signature-Based Detection of IEDs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0382
Agency Tracking Number: N042-901-0687
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-901
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
NOMADICS, INC.
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
DUNS: 879735579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Colin Cumming
 Principal Investigator
 (405) 372-9535
 mprather@nomadics.com
Business Contact
 James Luby
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (405) 372-9535
Email: jluby@nomadics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
All explosive devices, including IEDs, have chemical signatures that to date have been underexploited as a means of detction. Nomadics is proposing to employ chemical sensing methods to determine if suspected items contain explosive elements or not. Using the Fido ultra-trace detector as the core sensing element, Nomadics will integrate the sensor onto small robotic vehicles such as the USMC Dragon Runner. This work draws upon earlier tests that have demonstrated the ability of the Fido sensor to detect the explosives vapors given off by IEDs.

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