The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Agency (USAMMDA) is seeking organizations to develop Improved Flying Vector Trap Systems (IFVTS) to conduct surveillance of flying arthropods capable of vectoring diseases of military significance.
The IFVTS is intended to trap specific, targeted, flying arthropod vectors in austere environments, as an aid in identifying disease threats to the Department of Defense personnel.
At a minimum, species to be trapped shall include the vectors for malaria, leishmaniasis, and dengue, which requires both day and night trapping capabilities. The list of desired militarily relevant vectors includes species in the following genera: Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Mansonia, Lutzomyia, and Phlebotomus.
The trap must be durable and sufficiently light for one-person operation and transport in vehicles consistent with combat missions.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W81XWH15IFVTSDA2. The response deadline is July 3, 2015.