Portable Pollen Analyzer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,916.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-12-C-0104
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A12A-018-0006
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12a-T018
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
3006 Longhorn Blvd., Suite 107, Austin, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
013475129
Principal Investigator:
IgorPavlovsky
Chief Scientific Officer
(512) 339-5020
ipavlovsky@appliednanotech.net
Business Contact:
JacqueSoptick
Controller
(512) 339-5020
jsoptick@appliednanotech.net
Research Institute:
Texas A&M
Vaughn M Bryant
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University, TAMU4352
College Station, TX, 77843-4352
(979) 845-5255

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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