Computer Aided Optimization of a Vector Surveillance Tent Trap and Field Demonstration

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Health Program
Amount:
$749,957.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0214
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1128
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-H27
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Robert Mulligan
Senior Engineer
(781) 890-1338
rmulligan@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
Andrea Hicks
Senior Contracts Administ
(937) 429-9008
aHicks@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Vigilant monitoring for disease carrying insects in regions of military deployment is vital for identifying threats to the health of soldiers. The Army issued a request for an easily deployable, safe, and high performing human-baited tent trap that will allow military entomologists to measure the health threats present to troops with a high degree of confidence. The methods, models, and devices developed during the Phase I program will serve as a foundation to build the Phase II program upon. The program is structured as a spiral product development effort which involves the fabrication and testing of evolutionary prototype tent traps (as well as their sub-systems) both in the laboratory and in the field.

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