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SBIR Phase II: Nanostructured Optical Fiber Breathing Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62834
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0232852
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase II: Nanostructured Optical Fiber Breathing Sensors
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0349441
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop and commercialize optical fiber sensors for the quantitative measurement of humidity and air flow for breathing diagnostics. Prior Phase I work has demonstrated that these physically small and mechanically robust sensors respond over a wide range of relative humidities with a response time of microseconds, and are orders of magnitude faster than commercially available devices. The Phase II project will develop sensor thin film chemistries with improved response time, design and fabricate an optical fiber sensor optoelectronic support instrumentation system, and beta-test the sensors and systems with clinicians and physicians. The primary commercial impact of this project will be on home health care and clinical research. Additional applications will be in the industrial gas flow, automotive and transportation areas.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Mecham
PI
5409531785
nano@usit.net

Business Contact:

Clara Sowers
5409531785
csowers@nanosonic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanosonic Incorporated
P.O. Box 618 Christiansburg, VA 24068

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