Miniature and Reliale Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC09C00178
Agency Tracking Number: 811087
Amount: $810,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB08.1-002
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Synkera Technologies Inc.
2021 Miller Drive, Suite B, Longmont, CO, 80501
DUNS: 130993384
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Debra Deininger
 Sr. Scientist/Product Manager
 (720) 494-8401
 ddeininger@synkera.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Williams
Phone: (720) 494-8401
Email: swilliams@synkera.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

In the event of a terrorist attack, the ability to measure the extent and location of the attack and rapidly notify first responders will be critical to saving lives. If the widespread use of cell phones could be harnessed with an ability to detect chemical threats and immediately notify authorities of the scope and location of the attack, public safety would be significantly enhanced. Synkera proposes to develop a unique nanostructured ceramic sensor array for threat detection. This miniature detection system is well suited for integration with cellular and other wireless devices and will enable them to become part of a larger distributed alert network that improves situational awareness for mission personnel. Synkera's Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility and performance of very low power, small sensors capable of detecting a wide range of chemical threats. The sensor manufacturing process is highly scalable, which will allow the sensors to meet vey aggressive cost targets for integration with cellular phones. This Phase II effort will prepare a prototype sensor module integrated into a cell phone that takes advantage of the Synkera sensors advantages in size and performance.

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