Novel Vector Survaillance Trap for Flying Insects

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-13-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number:
H122-007-0183
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
DHP12-007
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 West 52nd Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
181947730
Principal Investigator:
Brady Clapsaddle
Senior Chemist
(303) 261-1145
bclapsaddle@tda.com
Business Contact:
John Wright
Chief Technology Officer
(303) 940-2300
jdwright@tda.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Civilian and military organizations throughout the world perform surveillance to combat vector-borne disease. Of particular concern to the U.S. military are mosquito genera Anopheles, Aedes and Culex, which are important vectors for malaria, dengue and West Nile virus respectively, and sand fly genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia, both vectors for leishmaniasis. The trap most commonly used for by U.S. military staff performing vector surveillance is the CDC light trap, developed in the 1960s. Unfortunately, this trap is not effective against the complete range of vectors that threaten deployed forces, and has other deficiencies. Thus U.S. forces urgently require a highly versatile trap that efficiently captures multiple vector species, and is also lightweight, rugged, freestanding, compact for portability, and does not require an external power source. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes to design a versatile trap for flying insects that incorporates all these features. In developing the trap design, TDA and its team will integrate recent advances in understanding of vector behavior critical to trapping, as well as incorporate the latest materials and power sources. In Phase I we will produce a trap design and fabricate prototypes for initial tests in an enclosure and in the field.

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