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Fiber Optic Gas Sensing System for Submarine Atmosphere

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75193
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-062-0698
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Fiber Optic Gas Sensing System for Submarine Atmosphere
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-05-M-0169
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

Intelligent Optical Systems, with funding from NASA and Boeing, is developing optical sensors for oxygen, hydrogen, and other gases for safety and operational applications at launch sites in spacecraft, and in launch vehicles. Advantages of our sensing approach include multipoint distributed sensing, instantaneous detection, centralized power and monitoring, absence of electromagnetic interference, and elimination of inadvertent ignition sources. In addition to meeting specific NASA requirements, these optical fiber sensors have many advantageous properties that lend them to other applications. These include unobtrusiveness, low power requirements, compact size, low cost, and the ability to be readily integrated with existing optical fiber communication bundles. IOS proposes to perform the research and development needed to adapt and extend the fiber sensor approach to the submarine environment, replacing sampling-based detection systems. Existing and emerging NAVY applications, including those of the Virginia-class submarine, are excellent candidates for adoption and expansion of this optical gas sensing technology. Undersea warfare requires extreme stealth, including suppression of unwanted electromagnetic emissions, and minimal bulk and weight wherever possible in order to maximize space availability for primary mission components and personnel. Finally optical gas sensing requires little or no specialized personnel training and little hands-on operation outside of infrequent maintenance.

Principal Investigator:

Glenn Bastiaans
Senior Scientist
3105307130
sbirproposals@intopsys.com

Business Contact:

Robert A. Lieberman
President
3105307130
rlieberman@intopsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954680779
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No