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SAW DETECTOR FOR FREON VAPORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8868
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8868
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microsensor Systems Inc.
62 Corporate Court Bowling Green, KY 42103 0667
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SAW DETECTOR FOR FREON VAPORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $490,165.00
 

Abstract:

A METHOD WILL BE INVESTIGATED FOR THE DETECTION OF FREON VAPORS IN THE SHIPBOARD ENVIRONMENT. THE METHOD UTILIZES A SOLID-STATE, SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) OSCILLATOR THAT HAS BEEN COATED WITH A SORBENT FOR HALOCARBON VAPORS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY IS TO OPTIMIZE THE SENSOR'S CHEMICALLY SELECTIVE COATING FOR THE DETECTION OF FREON, TEST THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DEVICE, AND TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES A RELIABLE ALARM WHEN HIGH FREON CONCENTRATIONS EXIST. A SAW SENSOR ARRAY WITH PUMPS, VALVES, DRYER, AND MICROCOMPUTER DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM WILL BE FABRICATED AND THE DEVICES COATED WITH THE CANDIDATE SORBENTS. THE COATED SENSOR ARRAYS WILL BE EXPOSED TO HALOCARBON VAPORS AND THEIR PERFORMANCE EVALUATED TO ESTABLISH DETECTION LIMITS, RESPONSE TIMES AND SELECTIVES. A FINAL REPORT OF THE FINDINGS WILL BE PREPARED.

Principal Investigator:

Henry Wohltjen
7032505336

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microsensor Systems Inc.
5610 Sandy Lewis Dr Fairfax, VA 22032

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