Sensitive GaN-based Chemical and Biological Detectors for Monitoring of Water Supplies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-04-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A032-2934
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-130
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 876868647
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Wowchak
 Senior Research Scientist
 (952) 934-2100
 wowchak@svta.com
Business Contact
 Jane Marks
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (952) 934-2100
Email: marks@svta.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Effective monitoring is critical in protecting populations against the dangers of accidental or intentional contamination of water supplies. For both civilian and military operations, fast-acting remote sensors are needed that can detect a range of possible biological and chemical substances, below toxicity levels in water supplies, and report the results to central computers. Additionally, for troops these sensors should be portable, easy to install, and low-maintenance for long-time continuous operation. In this Phase I project, SVT Associates in collaboration with the University of Florida will demonstrate the feasibility of chemical and biological sensors based on III-nitride optical and electrical devices for fast, reliable and automated monitoring of hazardous materials in water supplies.

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