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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-08-C-0031
Award Id:
77239
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-063-0610
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13619 Valley Oak Circle, ROCKVILLE, MD, 20850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
620282256
Principal Investigator:
ChimanKwan
Chief Technology Officer
(240) 505-2641
chiman.kwan@signalpro.net
Business Contact:
ChihwaYung
President
(301) 315-2322
chihwa.yung@signalpro.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government