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Low-Cost and Lightweight Polymet Nanowire Microelectronic Sensor Device for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89776
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
86276
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Low-Cost and Lightweight Polymet Nanowire Microelectronic Sensor Device for Trace Level Detection of CO2
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84967
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Improved CO2 measurement technology is needed to achieve better characterization and understanding of the carbon transformations of soil, vegetation, and associated ecosystem components and exchanges with the atmosphere. This project will develop and test a low-cost, lightweight, miniaturized, polymer-nanowire-based electronic sensor for determining CO2 gas concentration in soil. These devices will utilize electrochemically-grown polymer nanowires between microscale, photolithographically-patterned electrode junctions. The instrument would provide CO2 measurements that are fast and reliable compared to existing techniques and devices. The sensor device would be highly sensitive, miniaturized, rugged, long-lasting and cost-effective. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The polymer nanowire CO2 sensor would help DOE achieve cost savings by optimizing the utilization of resources for carbon cycle measurements of the atmosphere and biosphere. Such a device should find use in a variety of applications, including firefighting, hazardous material response, hazardous material workers, industrial safety workers (e.g., coal miners, steel workers, etc.), and industrial confined space monitoring.

Principal Investigator:

Maksudul Alam
Dr.
3105302011
maksudul.alam-1@innosense.us

Business Contact:

Latika Datta
Ms.
3105302011
kisholoy.goswami@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