Chem Bio Sensor Wizards for Engineering Environment Protection (CB SWEEP)

Period of Performance: 01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Peerless Technologies Corp.
2300 National Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
Principal Investigator


The purpose of this SBIR effort is to develop a standards based, wizard-driven process for installing chemical or biological sensors in public structures. The wizard will be powered with a knowledge base of sensor information, common commercial building HVAC structures, and environmental information. The system will be built on generalizations in public structure design/layout to reduce time to deploy. The proposed approach consists of building air flow models for the most common HVAC component configurations for each of the following structure types: skyscrapers, commercial office buildings, arenas, convention centers, and closed-roof stadiums. The team¿s HVAC Engineer and SME will document these models and the team will use them to build the prototype system design. The planned technical approach begins with addressing how sensor networks are currently defined for Biological and Chemical sensors. The team will then construct models for key areas where expertise is typically needed in bio-chem sensor networks on and around buildings, and conduct simulations against these models to capture environmental information. The team will then build a software-based set of wizards to encapsulate the ¿expert¿ information for allowing a turn-the-crank system. Finally, the team will develop system metrics and a system test plan to validate its designs.