UES Celebrates New DOD, SEMI Contract Wins
May 11, 2021
We're excited to celebrate two new contract wins in the area of Environmental Sensors and Threat Assessments. They continue our track record of strong collaborations with AFRL and others in this area. We are grateful for these opportunities.
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UES won a 4-year, $20MM contract to develop Molecular and Environmental Exposure Threat Assessment Technologies to Sustain and Optimize Airman Readiness. Working with the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, our scientists will develop innovative approaches to assess and mitigate molecular and environmental exposure threats that could hamper airman medical readiness. Products of our research and development efforts will provide decision makers with evidence-based data of threats to warfighter physical and/or cognitive health that may necessitate changes to operational plans, and ultimately ensure mission success.
UES researchers also won an 18-month $2MM contract for Optimization of Ink-Printed, 2D-Materials for Selective, Wearable, Environmental Sensors. Working with the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC), our scientists will develop sensors that use alternating current measurements of 2D materials with polymeric barriers in a sensor array to identify and quantify gas-phase analytes (e.g., VOCs, permanent gases). The final product will be a fully flexible sub-system demonstrated at technology readiness level 6 and manufacturing readiness level 6. This sub-system can then be integrated into flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) for wearable, real-time occupational and hazard monitoring.
Dr. Stephaney Shanks, Director of UES' Integrative Health & Performance Sciences Division, reflected on how military missions and their required training place a tremendous physical and mental burden on the Warfighter. "Novel approaches and innovative technology development must be utilized to effectively meet these increasing demands", she said, adding "Under this program, we aim to sustain and optimize Service Member readiness".
We're grateful for our expert technical and business support teams who were awarded these contracts, and will advance these technologies. They are why UES continues to deliver Excellence in Science and Technology for our customers. We're looking forward their innovative insights and solutions!
With a thank you to the Dayton Daily News for the Coverage: https://www.daytondailynews.com/local/beavercreek-company-lands-20m-environmental-research-contract/KLQYWEDA35FT7CFZXT6T2KVPPU/