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DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIR QUALITY SENSOR FOR SUBMARINE ATMOSPHERES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8680
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8680
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIR QUALITY SENSOR FOR SUBMARINE ATMOSPHERES
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT, LOW-COST INSTRUMENT FOR MONITORING THE CONCENTRATIONS OF CO, NO, AND NO(2) IN SUBMARINE ATMOSPHERES IS PROPOSED. THE INSTRUMENT WILL BE BASED ON SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE SENSOR CELLS AND A NOVEL POTENTIODYNAMIC METHOD FOR DETECTING LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF GASES. THE PROPOSED DETECTION RANGES ARE: 0-400 PPM CO, 0-50 PPM NO, AND O-20 PPM NO(2). SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE CELLS REQUIRE ONLY WATER FOR OPERATION. THERE ARE NO HARSH CHEMICALS OR ELECTROLYTES THAT COULD ENDANGER PERSONNEL OR LEAD TO CORROSION CONCERNS FOR THE CELL AND SUBMARINE MATERIALS. DUE TO THE COMBINED ADVANTAGES OF A SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE AND THE POTENTIODYNAMIC METHOD, THE INSTRUMENT WILL OFFER SIMPLICITY OF OPERATION, LONG LIFE, LOW MAINTENANCE, INFREQUENT CALIBRATION, AND HIGH SELECTIVITY, IN ADDITION TO SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN COST AND SIZE OVER THE CURRENTLY USED MONITOR.

Principal Investigator:

Dr john a kosek
6178997270

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner Inc
14 Spring St Waltham, MA 02254

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