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An Enhanced Quarter-Sized Optical NEMS Based Methyl Salicylate Sensor System (MS3)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: C091-103-0121
Amount: $749,939.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD09-103
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-01-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-05-19
Small Business Information
1967 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
United States
DUNS: 616427840
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Weiss
 General Manager/ co-owner
 (626) 241-6041
Business Contact
 James Weiss
Title: General Manager/ co-owner
Phone: (626) 241-6041
Research Institution

Building on our successful Phase I work our Phase II objectives are to complete development and integration of our two proposed sensors into an unprecedented self-confirming MeS detection system further refining our ability to meet key requirements identified in Phase I. More specifically, we will develop a NEMS based MeS sensor system complete with a telemetry system and/or a remote logging, data collection, and analysis system. We will also construct and validate a referee system for testing and calibration of the system. Test results will be analyzed and sensor sensitivity plotted relative to the referee system. Based on test results, the sensor system will be optimized for performance. The system will be verified during multiple trials in a Man-In-Simulant Test chamber and the overall suitability of the equipment and test protocol will be evaluated. This detector will have the ability to operate at ambient pressure, function accurately in a rapidly fluctuating high humidity environment, and operate from 0 to 40 degrees Celsius. It will be placeable in a number of strategic body regions to track leak patterns, and not inhibit free movement of the test subject beneath the garment. The sensor system will support several hours of continuous operation.

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