Integrated THz Plasmonic Chemical and Biological Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0272
Agency Tracking Number: A11A-022-0432
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11a-T022
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 400, Austin, TX, -
DUNS: 100651798
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Savoy
 Principal Scientist
 (512) 389-9990
 amilder@nanohmics.com
Business Contact
 Michael Mayo
Title: President
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Email: 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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