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Personal Multi Analyte Sensor Badge for Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-03-C-5005
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1535
Amount: $69,991.00
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
 Senerath Palamakumbura
 Sensor Scientist
 (978) 606-2600
Business Contact
 Hamed Borhanian
Title: President
Phone: (978) 606-2600
Research Institution

Sensera, Inc. proposes to develop a passive TIC multi analyte sensor badge. The badge is based on a detailed investigation of the properties of the analyte vapors and can be made in several configurations to suit the intended analytes. It can also be madeto have dual transduction capability. The badge will give a rapid general alarm with provision for further on site characterization of the threat.During Phase I, we will develop a promising library of reagents suitable for different sensor badge configurations. We will also conduct preliminary studies on various transduction modes. For the Phase I option, we will study in detail the use of liquidcrystals for visual indication and the design of the circuit for electronic monitoring. During Phase II, the design of the sensor badges will be optimized and actual units will be fabricated and tested. The proposed TIC detection badge has commercialapplications in both the industrial and civilian sectors. They include: hazardous material emergency response units, environmental pollution monitoring and cleanup, firefighter applications, hazardous gas detection in commercial and residentialapplications, and industrial monitoring of chemical plant operations.

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