Ultra Trace Detection wins at the Phase II of the BIG Idea Competition
Date: September 28, 2010
The BIG Center at Kentucky Highlands along with the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation sponsored The BIG Idea Competition. The competition was open to any person or business who had an idea that would create a new business or expand an existing business. To help make the ideas a reality, $30,000 in cash prizes was awarded along with free office space in the new BIG Center located at Kentucky Highlands in London Kentucky.
Congratulations to Ultra Trace Detection for being one of the winners of PhasePhase II of the BIG Idea Competition. Participants submitted a three to six page Executive Summary of their Business Plan for their BIG Idea. Ultra Trace received a $2,500 cash prize which they can use to help grow their business idea.
Ultra Trace Detection was created to commercialize the technology used for the project, HVAC- Integrated Explosive Vapor Detection System.
Dr. Robert Keynton and other University of Louisville researchers are developing and field testing a state-of-the-art HVAC-integrated trace explosive vapor detection system for public facility/infrastructure protection. The target detection threshold is at least three orders of magnitude below the vapor pressure of TNT (70 ng/L) and related molecules at standard temperature and pressure.
The photo below is the chamber and simulated HVAC system that is used to design and test the trace explosive vapor detection system for public facilities.