Integrated Textile Detection Platform for Positive Identification

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945338
Agency Tracking Number:
0945338
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AM5
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
iFyber
950 Danby Road, Suite 300, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
824968477
Principal Investigator:
Aaron Strickland
DPhil
(607) 330-2307
astrick@ifyber.com
Business Contact:
Aaron Strickland
DPhil
(607) 330-2307
astrick@ifyber.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a novel textile coating and reading device for positive identification applications such as anti-counterfeit, textile brand verification, etc. The basis of this project is to use a layer-by-layer self-assembly process to control the interface between engineered textile substrates and nanomaterials. The resulting nanostructured composite materials may display a unique property that can be detected by a reading device. This technology allows for the precise control over the deposition of metal nanoparticle materials onto the surface of natural and synthetic textiles, which can be implemented into standard industrial processes. The broader/commercial impacts of this project will be the potential to provide a technology for positive identification and anti-counterfeit of textile products, which ranges from the basic clothing industry to military applications.

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