Chemical-Biological Forensic Evidence Container with Agent and Tamper Resistant Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-003-0154
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10A-T003
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
1310 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, KS, 66502
DUNS: 946856804
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shyamala Rajagopalan
 Manager, Research & Project Develop
 (785) 537-0178
Business Contact
 Aaron Madison
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (785) 537-0179
Research Institution
 Clemson Apparel Research
 Christine W Cole
 500 Lebanon Rd
Pendleton, SC, 29670
 (864) 646-8454
 Nonprofit college or university
The proposed research incorporates several inventions to produce structural components that can be assembled into a highly enhanced chemical-biological (CB) forensic evidence container for transport and storage of contaminated articles. Bio-hazardous materials are frequently encountered in standard investigations, and currently used evidence bags are designed to handle the containment and preservation issues associated with those materials. However, when the incident scene is related to military actions or terrorist activity, the challenges for collection, transport, and storage of forensic evidence multiply. New forensic evidence bag systems provided with unique tamper and agent resistant features will be produced through a collaborative effort by NanoScale Corporation and Clemson University. The key feature of the proposed system is integration of NanoScale’s reactive nano materials and/or derived composites with down selected fabrics for enhanced CB protection. In Phase I, we will identify the most promising formulations for CB containment, define and design the optimum system configuration, and test the baseline system. Results will be leveraged into Phase II, where a detailed development and demonstration using actual CB agents will occur. The proposed work through Phase II and beyond will develop a novel product that will be used both in DoD and commercial applications.

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