AMPLIFYING NERVE AGENT DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9039
Agency Tracking Number:
9039
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
400 Mississippi St, Morgantown, WV, 26505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr George D Case
(304) 291-6706
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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