High Performance and Portable Electronic Dog-Nose with Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing and Prompt Bacterium-Identifier Option

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: A062-063-0610
Amount: $730,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-063
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
13619 Valley Oak Circle, ROCKVILLE, MD, 20850
DUNS: 620282256
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Chiman Kwan
 Chief Technology Officer
 (240) 505-2641
Business Contact
 Chihwa Yung
Title: President
Phone: (301) 315-2322
Email: chihwa.yung@signalpro.net
Research Institution
We plan to achieve the following Phase II tasks. First, we will carry out nano-sensor performance analysis for the new nano-tube sensor idea developed in Phase I. Second, we will implement a real-time portable chemical/biological agent detection system "Electronic Dog Nose" (EDN) with Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) sensors in Fluctuation-Enhanced mode. Both hardware and software will be included. Third, we will implement the optimized enhancing tools in the EDN. We will install nanoparticle film sensors fabricated at Uppsala University and re-optimize the system. Fourth, we will run extensive tests with the COTS sensors (conventional and nanoparticle film) and enhance sensory information by higher-order statistical and hyper-spectral software tool used on the actual experimental data. Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curves will be generated. We will also compare the performance of nanoparticle film sensors with conventional COTS sensors. Fifth, we will apply our advanced processing techniques on some specific applications such as Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) data, electronic nose data, gas chromatography (GC) sensor data, and explosive sensor data. Finally, we will perform commercialization of the EDN. Our strategy is to team up with industrial partners which already have products. We will find ways to integrate our software modules into their systems.

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