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Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance
Period
Award/Contract
Value
Abstract

H-SB04.1-001
New System/Technologies to Detect Low Vapor Pressure Chemicals (e.g., TICs)

NBCHC040041 04110238
(FY04.1 Phase I)
Autonomous Detection of LVP Airborne Organics

Cape Cod Research, Inc.
19 Research Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536-4440

04/01/2004
to
10/15/2004
$99,875.00

A novel conceptual detector for continuous, fully autonomous detection of a broad range of low vapor pressure (LVP) airborne organics is proposed. Formal design of the concept will be performed and a preliminary design review and report generated. Underpinning demonstrations of detection range, selectivity, time and cost of ownership will be estimated by laboratory demonstrations or references to comparable systems. As part of the final report, plans for Phase II will be proposed.

H-SB04.1-001
New System/Technologies to Detect Low Vapor Pressure Chemicals (e.g., TICs)

NBCHC040049 04111287
(FY04.1 Phase I)
Rapid Low Vapor Pressure Chemical Detection Using a Hand-held Artificial Nose

CogniScent, Inc.
410 Concord Rd.
Weston, MA 02493-1313

04/01/2004
to
10/15/2004
$100,000.00

The Phase I research proposed here focuses on three areas of innovation necessary for low vapor pressure chemical detection using our hand-held artificial nose device: 1) We will optimized sensor construction methods to improve the sensitivity and discrimination ability of individual chemical detectors in the device. 2) We will design and test new vapor sampling methods. Vapor sampling is an area of aerodynamic research for which there are few data available. 3) We will improved the optical components of the device by designing and testing LED driver circuitry and passive optical components, with the goal of improving sensor signal-to-noise. These studies are therefore instrumental for demonstrating the feasibility of using the device for detecting and identifying low vapor pressure chemicals and will support the preliminary design review due at the end of the Phase I period.