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

H-SB08.1-002
Miniature Chem/Bio/Explosive Sensors

HSHQDC0800074 0811087
(FY08.1 Phase I)
Miniature and Reliable Chemical Sensors

Synkera Technologies Inc.
2605 Trade Centre Ave, Suite C
Longmont, CO 80503-4605

07/30/2008
to
02/13/2009
$99,990.00

This project will develop a robust and inexpensive miniature sensor system that will enable ubiquitous chemical detection through integration into hand held devices such as cellular phones or attachment to other personal wireless devices that provide for sensor integration, geo-location, and contain an independent power supply. The sensor technology is enabled by advances in nanomaterials and ceramic micromachining and features a combination of fast response, broad selectivity and with low (ppb) detection limits without preconcentration or sampling.

H-SB08.1-002
Miniature Chem/Bio/Explosive Sensors

HSHQDC09C00178 0812007
(FY08.1 Phase II)
Miniature and Reliable Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones

Synkera Technologies Inc.
2605 Trade Centre Ave, Suite C
Longmont, CO 80503-4605

09/25/2009
to
09/15/2015
$810,000.00

In the event of a terrorist attack, the ability to measure the extent and location of the attack and rapidly notify first responders will be critical to saving lives. If the widespread use of cell phones could be harnessed with an ability to detect chemical threats and immediately notify authorities of the scope and location of the attack, public safety would be significantly enhanced. Synkera proposes to develop a unique nanostructured ceramic sensor array for threat detection. This miniature detection system is well suited for integration with cellular and other wireless devices and will enable them to become part of a larger distributed alert network that improves situational awareness for mission personnel. Synkera`s Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility and performance of very low power, small sensors capable of detecting a wide range of chemical threats. The sensor manufacturing process is highly scalable, which will allow the sensors to meet vey aggressive cost targets for integration with cellular phones. This Phase II effort will prepare a prototype sensor module integrated into a cell phone that takes advantage of the Synkera sensors advantages in size and performance.