Portable Pollen Analyzer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-12-C-0104
Agency Tracking Number: A12A-018-0006
Amount: $99,916.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: A12a-T018
Solitcitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd., Suite 107, Austin, TX, -
Duns: 013475129
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Igor Pavlovsky
 Chief Scientific Officer
 (512) 339-5020
 ipavlovsky@appliednanotech.net
Business Contact
 Jacque Soptick
Title: Controller
Phone: (512) 339-5020
Email: jsoptick@appliednanotech.net
Research Institution
 Texas A&M
 Vaughn M Bryant
 Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University, TAMU4352
College Station, TX, 77843-4352
 (979) 845-5255
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to leverage the expertise of Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) in building highly sensitive, selective, portable and versatile GC/DMS instruments, to create a system to uniquely identify a pollen species based on its VOC profile. This project will determine which VOCs shall be collected and how many pollen grains are needed in order to increase the confidence of accurately identifying a spatial and temporal origin of the pollen. We will also show that a GC/DMS instrument consisting of a flash thermolysis (FT) capable sampling unit coupled with a gas chromatograph (GC) and a differential mobility spectrometer (DMS, a specific configuration of ion mobility spectrometer), can provide the needed selectivity and sensitivity in a small, portable, robust and relatively inexpensive package.

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