AMPLIFYING NERVE AGENT DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9039
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
400 Mississippi St, Morgantown, WV, 26505
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr George D Case
 (304) 291-6706
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DEVELOPMENT OF AN AMPLIFYING CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTOR, INCORPORATING A MODULAR APPROACH TO SENSING OF NERVE AGENTS AND OTHER CHEMICALS OF MILITARY INTEREST, IS PROPOSED. THE THREE MODULES: (1) A DYNAMIC TRIGGER WHICH RESPONDS TO THE CHEMICAL AGENT OF INTEREST; (2) A BIOAMPLIFIER WHICH CONTAINS THE CENTRAL SWITCH AND WHICH PROVIDES AN INITIAL AMPLIFICATION STAGE; AND (3) AN ELECTROCHEMICAL TRANSDUCER WHICH CONVERTS THE BIOCHEMICAL REACTION PRODUCTS INTO AN ELECTRONIC OUTPUT; CONSTITUE THE STUDY SYSTEM. THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH SEEKS TO DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY OF THE DYNAMIC TRIGGER MODULE TO DRIVE THE ACTION OF THE BIOAMPLIFIER (FOR WHICH PROOF-OF-CONCEPT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY SHOWN), AND THE CAPABILITY OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL MODULE TO GENERATE AN OUTPUT. SUBSEQUENT R&D (PHASE II) SEEKS TO INTEGRATE THESE MODULES INTO A SELF-CONTAINED WORKING PROTOTYPE DEVICE WHICH CAN BE EVALUATED IN LABORATORY OR FIELD SITUATIONS.

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