Integrated THz Plasmonic Chemical and Biological Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,985.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-11-C-0272
Agency Tracking Number:
A11A-022-0432
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T022
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 400, Austin, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator:
Steve Savoy
Principal Scientist
(512) 389-9990
amilder@nanohmics.com
Business Contact:
Michael Mayo
President
(512) 389-9990
mmayo@nanohmics.com
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
Gennady Shvets
Office of Sponsored Projects
101 E. 27th Street Ste. 4.300
Austin, TX, 78712-
(512) 471-7371
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Detection of chemical and biological threats is becoming increasingly important in today"s world of asymmetric enemies. The threat of attack using chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents has increased significantly both abroad and at home due to the availability of information and large quantities of industrial chemicals. This growing threat requires new techniques and technologies for high sensitive detection and complex (multiplex) analysis of potential threat matrices. Today"s fielded methods are limited in the detection sensitivity as well as the limit of detection and are not amenable to high volume processing. New core technologies are needed that will enable fabrication of large area, highly reproducible, multiplexed CBW agent detection. In order to achieve this goal, Nanohmics proposes to develop a detection technology that consists of an array of sensors that enables complex THz signature profiling of Chemical/Biological Warfare (CBW) targets. The core of the platform consists of non-epitaxial, integrated detector structures that are fabricated using a scalable and reproducible technique.

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