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Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
53192
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0109696
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoSonic Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA 24136-3645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: N/A
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0109696
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I (SBIR) project will investigate the feasibility of utilizing nanoscale molecular self-assembly methods to synthesize high performance optical fiber-based humidity sensors for breathing diagnostics. NanoSonic proposes to use molecular-level electrostatic self-assembly (ESA) processing methods to form multilayered, interleaved metal nanocluster and polymer thin films on the ends of optical fibers. Initial studies have shown that these small, robust and safe optical fiber sensors respond to humidity over a wide range of relative humidities, with a response time of milliseconds or less. All of these factors overcome current significant limitations in the fabrication of breathing monitors for clinical diagnostics. The commercial applications of this project will be in clinical research and in home health care management.

Principal Investigator:

Kristie L. Cooper
5409531785
klcooper@nanosonic.com

Business Contact:

Richard O. Claus
President
5409531785
roclaus@nanosonic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanosonic Incorporated
PO Box 618 Christiansburg, VA 24068

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