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Hydrocarbon Gas Detection Sensors For Flight Research

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56623
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013582
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Makel Engineering, Inc.
1585 Marauder Street Chico, CA 95973-9064
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Hydrocarbon Gas Detection Sensors For Flight Research
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS4-02009
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) propose to develop self contained, autonomous, hydrocarbon gas detection sensor modules for use on flight research vehicles. Flight testing of research vehicles such as the Hyper-X, and Future-X require the use of hazardous gas detection system to ensure flight safety. There is a need for compact, easily deployed gas detection for hydrocarbon fuels that can be used for both ground and flight testing. The proposed system is based on the use of advanced, micro-machined gas detection sensors capable of quantitative measurement of hydrocarbon based fuels. Solid-state sensors for hydrocarbon and oxygen detection have recently been demonstrated by MEI and CWRU. We propose to develop a miniature, autonomous sensor modules using these sensor elements and integrated low power microelectronics. The sensor modules will be capable of entirely self-contained operation with the option for battery power, on-board data storage, and wireless communications. These sensor modules will require minimal installation and will be suitable for flight safety applications.

Principal Investigator:

Darby Makel
Principal Investigator
5308952771
dmakel@makelengineering.com

Business Contact:

Darby Makel
Business Official
5308952771
dmakel@makelengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Makel Engineering, Inc.
275 Fairchild Avenue, Suite 106 Chico, CA 95973

EIN/Tax ID: 680374879
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No