MEMS RF-IMS-based Monitor for Personal Exposure Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: M67854-02-C-3084
Agency Tracking Number: C021-0062
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ada Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick French
 Instruments Group Leader
 (303) 792-5615
 pat.french@adatech.com
Business Contact
 Clifton Brown, Jr
Title: President
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Email: cliff.brown@adatech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Chemical warfare agents (CWAs) offer a particularly insidious threat to both military and civilian populations. The U.S. DOD uses a series of tools at the troop level including individual detection, point detection, and standoff detection to warn of CWAattack. These technologies are prone to various problems, including scuffs, lack of selectivity, and lack of sensitivity to gas-phase CWAs. Of particular interest to the Army under this SBIR solicitation is a lightweight, wearable device for detecting andalerting the wearer of low-level exposure to Chemical Warfare Agents and high priority Toxic Industrial Compounds, TICs.ADA Technologies proposes under this multi-phase SBIR project to develop and demonstrate a miniature device that would identify, measure, and log low-level exposure to CWAs and TICs along with basic environmental parameters such as temperature andhumidity. The device will be robust, lightweight (under 1 lb.), and highly selective to multiple compounds. The unit will incorporate 1) the appropriate alarms (audible and silent), 2) self-diagnostics and 3) night vision compatible display. The enablingsensor technology is a High Field Radio Frequency Asymmetric Waveform Ion Mobility Spectrometer. This technology lends itself well to miniaturization and is 1) highly selective and sensitive, and 2) has a linear calibration. Phase I success will set the stage for a Phase II prototype/field demonstration and ultimate Phase

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