Rapid Detection of Toxic Gases
This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition 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.
DASA is encouraging proposals where the innovation should output a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3-4.
Comprehensive coverage of chemical hazards is preferred. Some toxic gases are of greater concern than others in rapid-release emergencies – for example, colourless or odourless gases which would not otherwise alert bystanders, compared to coloured or odoriferous gases that would generate sensory alarm.
In future, certain gases may be prioritised for particular focus. At this stage, DASA is exploring detectors with the widest possible range of chemical libraries and capabilities.
DASA is looking for novel ideas to benefit end-users working in UK Defence and Security. Your proposal should include evidence of:
How you plan to develop a TRL 4 sensor that:
– theoretical development, method of advancement or proof of concept research which can demonstrate potential for translation to practical demonstration in later phases
– innovation or a creative approach
– clear demonstration of how the proposed work applies to any defence and security contextContact us