Engineering Design Software for Military Incinerators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$719,082.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAD16-01-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-0564
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SATCON TECHNOLOGY CORP.
161 First Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
157257502
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Rieder
Optical Engineer
() -
qdot@qdot.com
Business Contact:
L. Lesster
General Manager
(617) 349-0820
qdot@qdot.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
An ultra-sensitive optical biosensing platform will be constructed for the rapid detection and identification of single microbes. The sensing platform is based on a novel self-compensating optical transducer design immune to thermal and mechanicalperturbations, as demonstrated in Phase I. The enhanced sensitivity of the device will be directed initially towards the unlabelled detection and identification of the foodborne pathogens at a level of 1 CFU/ml in less than 30 minutes without enrichmentssteps.The Phase II effort consists of the further development of the optical transducer, the incorporation of a microfluidic transport system, and the development of a general surface attachment chemistry and analyte immobilization. Once constructed, anin-depth testing program will be conducted to characterize the instrument's performance for detecting pathogenic E.coli 0157:H7 and S.aureus in food substances. A unique feature of the platform provides for the simultaneous detection and identification ofboth pathogenic S.aureus cell populations and its toxin byproduct.

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