Benign, Inexpensive Simulant for testing of Biological Standoff Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0885
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-017-0371
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: A10A-T017
Solitcitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.
983 Stillwater Avenue, Old Town, ME, 04468
Duns: 171899805
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Luke Doucette
 Vice President
 (866) 269-8007
 luke.doucette@ossmaine.com
Business Contact
 Luke Doucette
Title: Vice President
Phone: (866) 269-8007
Email: luke.doucette@ossmaine.com
Research Institution
 Univeristy of Maine
 Michael M Hastings
 College Avenue
Orono, ME, 4469
 (207) 581-1484
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The goal of this Phase I proposal is to develop a synthetic, low cost, and benign simulant for biowarfare agents (BWA) to be used in the testing of standoff sensors. Orono Spectral Solutions Inc. (OSS) has performed preliminary work leading to the identification of benign ingredients that, when combined in a predefined mass ratio, mimic UV-Vis and infrared signatures of BG spores. This work was performed under an existing contract (DoD contract # W911SR-06-C-0035). The objective of future investigation is to expand upon this work to 1) complete the development of a material package for a BG spore simulant, 2) develop similar material packages that mimic the same signatures of Erwinia herbicola and MS2 bateriophage and 3) develop a method for creating micron sized particles using the ingredients identified for our existing BG simulant.

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