USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) GAS MICROSENSOR FOR SO2

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5206
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5206
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIODE, INC.
2 OAKWOOD RD CAPE ELIZABETH, ME 04107
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) GAS MICROSENSOR FOR SO2
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

WITHOUT THE PROPER TOOLS TO CONTINUOUSLY AND ADEQUATELY MONITOR OUR GLOBAL AIR QUALITY, THE CAUSE AND EFFECT RELATIONSHIPS WHICH INTERPLAY TO RESULT IN ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES SUCH AS "ACID RAIN" AND OZONE DEPLETION CAN NOT BE UNDERSTOOD WELL ENOUGH TO DEAL QUICKLY AND CONSTRUCTIVELY WITH THEM. THEREFORE ENVIRONMENTALLY IMPORTANT GASES INCLUDING SO2,NO2,HNO2,CH1,CO2,CO MUST BE MONITORED CONTINUOUSLY USING MULTI-STATION DETECTORS WHICH CAN BE LOCATED NATION-WIDE AND WORLD-WIDE. BIODE PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A NEW GENERATION OF GAS SENSING MONITORS POSSESSING TWO CHARACTERISTICS HERETOFORE UNAVAILABLE; SUPERIOR SENSITIVITY VIA SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) TECHNOLOGY AND MULTI-COMPONENT (GAS) CAPABILITY VIA NOVEL SENSOR SELECTIVITY PHASE I RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON EVALUATING TWO NOVEL APPROACHES TO ACHIEVING SENSOR SELECTIVITY EMPLOYING SO2 AS THE MODEL GAS. BOTH APPROACHES WILL BE BASED ON SAW TECHNOLOGY THEREBY GAINING POTENTIAL SENSITIVITIES FAR BEYOND THE BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE (BAW) AND TAGUCHI SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES. PHASE II WILL BE DEVOTED TO REFINING THIS NEW GENERATION OF DETECTORS FOR THOSE OTHER GASES OF CONCERN AND FINALLY CONSTRUCTING THE PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT INCLUDING IC DATA HANDLING FOR THE MULTI-COMPONENT ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:


0

Business Contact:

Douglas J. Mcallister
Investigator
Small Business Information at Submission:

Biode Inc.
2 Oakwood Rd Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No