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Improved Filters for Chemical Warfare Agent Detectors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: F33615-02-M-6069
Agency Tracking Number: C021-0256
Amount: $99,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
200 Turnpike Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
United States
DUNS: 021977843
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bijan Radmard
 Polymer Chemist
 (978) 606-2600
Business Contact
 Hamed Borhanian
Title: President
Phone: (978) 606-2600
Research Institution

Sensera, Inc. proposes to develop a filter that will allow more efficient passage of chemical warfare agents such as nerve agents while excluding liquid water and other contaminants. The proposed filter will be applicable to the JCAD and LCAD chemicalwarfare agent detection systems. Sensera's filter is superior to the PTFE type since it will not exhibit a "sticky" behavior towards nerve agents.The suggested phase I program will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed filter material and will evaluate its performance in terms of permeability to nerve agent simulants. During Phase II, we will build filter assemblies and will test them usingactual CWA detectors. The commercial applications for the sensors that would utilize the proposed filter include: hazardous material emergency response units, environmental pollution monitoring and cleanup, firefighter applications, hazardous gas detection in commercial andresidential applications, and industrial monitoring of chemical plant operations.

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