Actively Excited Bio-Taggant Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$849,903.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-09-C-6946
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-084-1606
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-084
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
William Barney
Senior Scientist
(617) 498-5071
barney.william@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact:
Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(617) 498-5655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: In the new global theater of war, there is a critical and highly urgent need to reliably detect, identify, and track high priority targets such as those related to terrorist networks and Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) threats. The specialized bio-taggants being developed by the Air Force could provide a transformational technology to help detect and covertly track such important assets. In the proposed Phase II effort TIAX will develop and demonstrate a prototype sensor system for detecting, identifying and tracking objects coated with these bio-taggants from long operating ranges. We have already shown the technical feasibility of our detection approach during the Phase I effort. We will carry out this effort in close conjunction with the bio-taggant development and signature characterization efforts of the Air Force. Our approach will significantly accelerate the development process, while also reducing the development costs dramatically. This technology can serve a variety of unmet Tagging, Tracking and Locating (TTL) needs, and has a vast number of potential applications in US military, homeland security, and civilian/commercial markets. BENEFIT: The proposed effort will develop sensor systems that will address a critical and highly urgent need to reliably Tag, Track and Locate (TTL) a large number of assets (routes, places, materiel and people) in a variety of use scenarios in support of a range of military and homeland security markets. The technology has a very high potential for dual use commercialization. In addition to a large number of US military and homeland security applications, this technology has numerous other potential civilian/commercial applications, e.g., in law enforcement, material handling, retail security.

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