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UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) – Themed Competition – Rapid Detection of Toxic Gases

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UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) – Themed Competition – Rapid Detection of Toxic Gases

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DASA is seeking proposals that enable the rapid detection of toxic gases to improve public safety by providing an early warning to indicate unsafe levels of toxic gases in busy spaces.

Up to £200,000 is available for projects of up to 12 months which will deliver a TRL 4 sensor that

  • can detect more than one toxic gas
  • can alarm within a maximum of 30 seconds to the breach of appropriate AEGL of toxic gas
  • can operate unmonitored/with minimal human intervention or maintenance needed
  • can operate in an enclosed and semi enclosed environments
  • is tolerant to active spaces and various backgrounds – eg. foot traffic or vehicles
  • is suitably sized for mounting in busy detection location (Size, weight and power)
  • is low cost (Appreciation that any fully developed product would ideally be deployed in many and varied public locations)
  • is capable of being networked/ to send detection signals externally

DASA are particularly interested in novel technology developments outside of commonly used techniques for gas detection such as electrochemical sensors, metal oxide sensor or spectroscopic methods.  Novel applications or developments based on current techniques are still of interest and are in scope for this competition.

Proposals are due 28 March 2024.

An information webinar will be held 7 February 2024. Register here.

One-to-one teleconference sessions are available 14 February (register here) and 22 February (register here).

 

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