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DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL, THREE-PARAMETER FIBEROPTIC SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13952
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13952
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Luxtron Corp.
1060 Terra Bella Ave Mountain View, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL, THREE-PARAMETER FIBEROPTIC SENSOR
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF THIS PHASE I PROJECT IS TO PROVE THE FEASIBILITYOF FABRICATING A SMALL FIBEROPTIC SENSOR THAT INCLUDES SENSING ELEMENTS FOR SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENT OF UP TO THREE DIFFERENT PHYSICAL PARAMETERS USING A SINGLE STRAND OF OPTICAL FIBER, AND THAT CAN ULTIMATELY BE PRODUCED AT REASONABLE COST. THE SENSOR WOULD BE USED TO MEASURE (1) BLOOD OR TISSUE TEMPERATURE; (2) BLOOD PRESSURE; AND (3) LOCAL HEAT FLOW, AIR FLOW, OR BLOOD FLOW FOR VARIOUS CLINICAL APPLICATIONS. IN THIS PROJECT, HOWEVER, THE TARGETAPPLICATION IS ANGIOPLASTY. BECAUSE THE TEMPERATURE- AND FLOW-SENSING COMBINATION HAS ALREADY BEEN DEMONSTRATED IN EARLIER STUDIES, THIS PHASE I RESEARCH WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE SENSING. IN PHASE II, THE PROVEN BLOOD-FLOW MEASUREMENT CAPABILITY WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO THE SYSTEM, FORMING A FINAL SENSOR THAT IS CAPABLE OF MEASURING ALL THREE PARAMETERS SIMULTANEOUSLY. A SUCCESSFUL PHASE I PROGRAM WILL PRODUCE PROTOTYPES MADE WITH A SINGLE OPTICAL FIBER CARRYING BOTH THE TEMPERATURE- AND PRESSURE-SENSING ELEMENTS. THE RESULTING PROBE WILL HAVE A MAXIMUM DIAMETER OF 1 MM, WITH POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER SIZE REDUCTION TO 0.5 MM. THE PROTOTYPES WILL BE TESTED TO DETERMINE PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES RELATIVE TO ANGIOPLASTY.

Principal Investigator:

Mei H Sun
4159628110

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Luxtron Corp
1060 Terra Bella Ave Mountain View, CA 94043

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