Responsive Sequestration Coating

Period of Performance: 05/02/2014 - 05/01/2016

$459K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave. Array
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Principal Investigator

Abstract

TDA Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder will team together to develop a responsive sequestration temporary coating for chemical warfare agents. The coating will be easily applied to surfaces where it will cover and contain chemical warfare agents on tactical vehicles, planes or other hardware known or suspected to be contaminated. A color change of the coating will indicate locations of underlying surface chemical warfare agent contamination. The agents will be contained in the coating where they will be reactively decontaminated. The temporary coating will leave the underlying surface undamaged and it will leave the vehicle / hardware fully decontaminated. The deadly agents adsorbed by the temporary will also be decontaminated automatically. During the coating application process and the period when the coating is left on the vehicle, chemical agent will not be spread to other surfaces nor will it be able to evaporate through the coating. The coating process will not aerosolize the liquid agent on the surface and it will prevent the agent from evaporating to the surrounding air.