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Proposal Number: 0812007
Proposal Title: Miniature and Reliable Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones
Topic Number: H-SB08.1-002
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Miniature Chem/Bio/Explosive Sensors
Organization: Synkera Technologies Inc.
Address: 2605 Trade Centre Ave, Suite C
Longmont, CO 80503-4605  
Abstract: 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.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC09C00178
Period of Performance: 09/25/2009 - 09/15/2015
Award/Contract Value: $810,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $810,000.00