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TOXIC GAS DETECTION EQUIPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
1124
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1124
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Opcoa Inc.
12281 Knott St #109 Suite #109 Garden Grove, CA 92641
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: TOXIC GAS DETECTION EQUIPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $338,000.00
 

Abstract:

NEW AND IMMERGING TECHNOLOGIES HAVE MADE POSSIBLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A "POCKET-SIZED" INFRARED SPECTROPHOTOMETER. SUCH AN INSTRUMENT WOULDHAVE APPLICATION IN THE ACCURATE AND RELIABLE REAL-TIME DETECTION OF TOXIC GASES FROM BURNT PROPELANTS SUCH AS LEAD OXIDES, HYDROGEN SULFIDE, HYDROGEN CYANIDE AND NITROUS OXIDES. OPCOA PROPOSES TO USE MICROELECTRONICS AND MICRO-OPTICS TO REDUCE THE SIZE AND POWER REQUIREMENTS CONVENTIONAL IR SPECTROPHOTOMETERS AND DEVELOP A "SECOND GENERATION" INSTRUMENT. OPCOA HAS FOUR (4) BASIC TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES IN PHASE I OF THIS PROPOSAL: (1) DESIGN AN ELECTRONICALLY TUNABLE, PIEZOELETRIC, FABRY-PEROT FILTER FOR PRODUCING A NARROW-BAND IR SPECTRUM; (2) EXPERIMENTALLY DEMONSTRATE THE EVANESCENT FIELD OF A HELICAL CONFIGURATION OF IR OPTICAL FIBER WILL ACT AS A SUITABLE IR ABSORPTION PATH; (3) SPECIFY A SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTOR/SOLID STATE COOLER COMBINATION FOR OPTIMIZED IR SPECTROPHOTOMETER PERFORMANCE AND (4) APPLY MICROPROCESSOR, DATA ANALYSIS SOFTWARE TO BOTH AUTOMATICALLY CONTROL AND ENHANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE IR SPECTROPHOTOMETER. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PHASE I WILL FACILITATE FABRICATION OF A BRASSBOARD MODEL.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. William H. Quick
7145587377

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Opcoa, Inc.
1202 North Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701

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