SBIR Phase II: Continuously Operating Sensor for Detection of Nerve Agent Contamination in Aqueous Solutions

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0422090
Agency Tracking Number: 0319086
Amount: $499,972.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3636 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Markus Erbeldinger
 (412) 209-7298
Business Contact
 Keth LeJeune
Phone: (412) 209-7298
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to develop a continuously operating water monitoring device for the detection of chemical warfare agents and hazardous chemicals. Prior Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of this method and resulted in the construction of a bench-top model that could respond rapidly to contamination, that was resistant to environmental and chemical interference, and that could operate for extended periods of time without user intervention. In Phase II, this model will be modified into a small, self-contained, inexpensive prototype. Several optimized prototypes will be constructed for field trials under operational conditions. The commercial application of this project will be in the area of bioterrorism and homeland security.

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