For Immediate Release

Date: September 14, 2007
From: PEL Associates
Tel/Fax: (860) 448-6522
No. Pages: 1
For Immediate Release

PEL Attends Defense Industry/DOD Conference in Washington, DC

Groton, CT - PEL Associates attended the Beyond SBIR Phase II Conference in Washington, DC the week of August 20, 2007. This event was by-invitation for selected small businesses that had completed a Phase II SBIR Project with prototype, and were candidates for Phase III Commercialization. The event at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill was sponsored by the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) and Department of Defense (DOD). In attendance were senior technology officers of the major prime defense contractors and DOD agencies.

Dr. Mort Wallach, President of PEL Associates presented a poster overview of PEL technology and applications, and had two full days of one-on-one matchmaker meetings with defense industry officials and government agency leaders. Prime Contractors who we spoke with considered potential business partnerships to compliment small business technology portfolio and extend itís R&D efforts. Government leaders sought innovative cutting edge technologies that fit acquisition program needs. They hoped to utilize the ingenuity, flexibility, and rapid response small businesses often provide to meet todayís ever-changing mission needs.

Wallach presented four new PEL micro and nano sensor and coating technologies, each with several applications including submarine detection (Phase II Project sponsored by DARPA), port security, trace explosive detection, deicing aircraft, and antifouling technology. PEL Associates is located at the Marine Sciences Technical Center at the University of Connecticut in Groton, CT.

PEL Associates ( provides new and novel technology and systems engineering for industrial, marine, defense, and homeland security requirements. Recent activities focus on submarine detection, port security, aircraft security, chem/bio detection and high performance industrial applications, employing advanced materials and processing, and new chemistry systems frequently keyed to new designs providing innovative functionality. PEL has served over 200 clients and several Connecticut companies including Sikorsky Aircraft, United Technologies, Electric Boat, and Sonalysts, as well as DARPA, NAVAIR, and ONR.


Morton L. Wallach