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ORGANIC CONTAMINANT MONITOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17093
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17093
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: ORGANIC CONTAMINANT MONITOR
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,789.00
 

Abstract:

ACOUSTIC PLACE MODE (APM) DEVICES ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO SMALL MASS CHANGES AT THEIR SURFACES (NG/CM2) WHEN IMMERSED IN LIQUIDS. COMBINED WITH A PROPERLY DERIVATIZED SURFACE, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DETECTING TRACE ORGANIC CONSTITUENTS IN WATER. AN APM DEVICE SENSOR WITH A PLASMA POLYMERIZED SURFACE WILL BE DEVELOPED AS A PRECURSOR TO AN AUTOMATED MONITOR FOR ORGANIC SPECIES IN RECONSTITUTED WATER. THE SENSOR WILL BE LIGHWEIGHT, EXTREMELY ACCURATE, HIGHLY DURABLE, RELIABLE, AND WILL CONSUME LITTLE POWER. MODIFICATION OF THE SURFACE COATING WILL CREATE A FAMILY OF SENSORS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF CHEMICAL SPECIES. ACOUSTIC PLACE MODE (APM) DEVICES ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO SMALL MASS CHANGES AT THEIR SURFACES (NG/CM2) WHEN IMMERSED IN LIQUIDS. COMBINED WITH A PROPERLY DERIVATIZED SURFACE, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DETECTING TRACE ORGANIC CONSTITUENTS IN WATER. AN APM DEVICE SENSOR WITH A PLASMA POLYMERIZED SURFACE WILL BE DEVELOPED AS A PRECURSOR TO AN AUTOMATED MONITOR FOR ORGANIC SPECIES IN RECONSTITUTED WATER. THE SENSOR WILL BE LIGHWEIGHT, EXTREMELY ACCURATE, HIGHLY DURABLE, RELIABLE, AND WILL CONSUME LITTLE POWER. MODIFICATION OF THE SURFACE COATING WILL CREATE A FAMILY OF SENSORS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF CHEMICAL SPECIES.

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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tpl Inc
1549 Glorieta Ne Albuquerque, NM 87112

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