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High-Volume Fabrication of Hydrogen Sensor Using Intrinsically Safe Optical…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
81008
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
81277S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innosense, LLC
2531 West 237th Street Torrace, CA 90505-5245
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: High-Volume Fabrication of Hydrogen Sensor Using Intrinsically Safe Optical Sensor Platform
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84541
Award Amount: $749,994.00
 

Abstract:

The development of a superior technology for manufacturing intrinsically safe, highly-reliable, low-cost hydrogen sensors will play an important role toward assuring the safe use of hydrogen across hydrogen economy infrastructures. This project will develop technology for the high volume fabrication of intrinsically safe, all-optical hydrogen sensors. The purpose of the manufacturing project is to eliminate individual calibration of sensors by making many identical sensors in one batch. Phase I investigated two manufacturing technologies and established fabrication protocols to allow the development of multiple sensors in a single batch. These sensors were shown to perform reversibly and reproducibly over many cycles. Phase II will optimize the manufacturing technology. In particular, the coating formulations will be fine-tuned, the curing processes will be refined, and the storage and conditioning of sensors will be established. Quality control and quality assurance protocols will be developed to formalize the manufacturing process. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The President¿s Energy Policy recommends that the DOE promote the development of hydrogen as a primary fuel for cars and trucks, as part of the nation¿s effort to reduce dependence on imported oil. Since hydrogen can be neither seen nor smelled, a reliable hydrogen sensor would be a necessity for storing, transporting, and distributing hydrogen.

Principal Investigator:

Kisholoy Goswami
Dr
3105302011
kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us

Business Contact:

Latika Datta
Ms
3105302011
latika.datta@innosense.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innosense Llc
2531 West 237th Street Suite 127 Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 364501803
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No