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Company Information:

Company Name: Transducer Research Inc.
City: Goleta
State: CA
Zip+4: 93117
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,051,802.00 20
SBIR Phase II $2,274,678.00 7

Award List:

A NEW TECHNOLOGY CALLED "CHEMICAL PARAMETER SPECTROMETRY" IS MODIFIED TO BE ABLE TO ANALYZE SOLID, LIQUID, AND GASEOUSSAMPLES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr. joseph r. stetter , INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,895.00
Abstract:
A new technology called "chemical parameter spectrometry" is modified to be able to analyze solid, liquid, and gaseoussamples. the experiments performed in this work result in the design for a protable instrument (black box) that can identify virtually all hazardous commodities. the hazard ous… More

NEW TECHNIQUES THAT IMPROVE THE PORTABILITY, SELECTIVITY, AND ECONOMY OF DRUG ASSAYS ARE NECESSARY.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph r stetter , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $42,000.00
Abstract:
New techniques that improve the portability, selectivity, and economy of drug assays are necessary. recent advances in electrochemical detectors and detector arrays, portable instrument design, and applied artificial intelligence are combined in the proposed work. the result is a low-cost, portable,… More

AN ADVANCED RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,000.00

AN IMPROVED TOXIC VAPOR DETECTOR FOR HYDRAZINE MONOMETHYLHYDRAZINE AND HC1

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,893.00
Abstract:
An all solid-state micro-electrocatalytic amperometric sensor is proposed for the detection, identification, and quantification of hydrazine, monomethylhydrazins and hc1. during phase i, several innovative sensors are constructed and evaluated. the sensors use solid ionic conductors as the… More

A MICROCHEMICAL DETECTION AND ALERTING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $50,000.00

AN ADVANCED RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Masks and filters are worn over the head or face to protect individuals from exposure to toxic chemical vapors. in these devices, there is no convenient or effective way to tell whether the adsorbent in the mask is fresh or used. a sensor that could fit inside the protective sorbent bed and tell the… More

A MICROCHEMICAL DETECTION AND ALERTING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $356,000.00
Abstract:
New and improved chemical detection and alerting systems are needed for defense against chemical warfare agents. one useful approach has been the development of electrochemical sensors and some of these are now in production. however, a more selective, sensitive, rugged, small, and lower cost sensor… More

INSTRUMENT FOR MEASUREMENT OF ALCOHOL ON THE BREATH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $38,764.00
Abstract:
The long-term goals of this project are the development of technology-such as microsensor arrays, automatic calibration, pattern recognition methods-to allow the designof portable, inexpensive, and reliable instruments with exceptional analytical capabilities for the noninvasive measurement of blood… More

ENERGY-MODULATED TOXIC VAPOR DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Modulation of the concentration of a toxic vapor to be detected causes a time-dependent signal to be generated in the detection device. typically, this time-dependent signalis ignored and only steady-state or equilibrium detector values are used. however, this time-dependent signal can bemade to… More

DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTS TO MEASURE HUMAN EXPOSURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTS TO MEASURE HUMAN EXPOSURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $490,603.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in microelectronics, chemical sensors, and electroanalytical chemical methods are combined to produce anew capability for personal exposure monitors (pem's). pem's have been shown to be effective tools for the determination of human exposure to a variety of toxic agents in outdoor,… More

A PORTABLE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPH TO MONITOR ISOCYANATES IN AIR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Organic isocyanates, found in plastics, paints, and explosives, are also highly toxic. they pose an industrial hygiene problem because the low toxic concentrations are not easily monitored in real time. we propose to combine a recently-developed portable liquid chromatograph with a permeation… More

A HAND-HELD MONITOR FOR ETHYLENE OXIDE IN HOSPITALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William R Penrose
Award Amount: $49,934.00
Abstract:
Ethylene oxide (eto) is a useful agent for sterilizing medical equipment because it involves no heat and is not corrosive to most materials. many medical facilities, however, cannot use eto because of its toxicity and because of the difficulty of monitoring it. present methods (infrared,… More

SIMPLE MEASUREMENT OF CARBON MONOXIDE ON THE BREATH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
A new, simple device that can measure carbon monoxide (co) on the breath will be developed in this project. the technology utilizes a microsensor and microelectronic circuit that allows the entire device to be hand held and operate on a wristwatch battery. the new microinstrument readout is small… More

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE ION-MOLECULE CHEMISTRY IN ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETERS FOR INCREASED SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF FOREIGN ODORS IN GRAIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr J R Stetter
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF FOREIGN ODORS IN GRAIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr J R Stetter
Award Amount: $180,000.00
Abstract:
The usda/fgis is responsible for inspecting grain for quality according to the u.s. grain standards. grain inspection and grading is mandatory for most export grain and common in domestic grain. the presence of odor (sound, musty, sour, smutty or cofo) can influence the grade of the grain.… More

REAL-TIME, LONG TERM MONITORING OF VOLCANIC EMISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph R. Stetter , President
Award Amount: $49,585.00

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE ION-MOLECULE CHEMISTRY IN ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETERS FOR INCREASED SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $384,022.00
Abstract:
A background study will be performed on the state-of-the-art specific materials and ion production techniques that can be added to ims systems to improve sensitivity and specificity. ion-molecule chemistry and signal processing algorithms that will allow interference rejection will be included.

REAL-TIME, LONG TERM MONITORING OF VOLCANIC EMISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph R. Stetter , President
Award Amount: $264,097.00
Abstract:
There is very little systematic data on volcanic emissions because of the lack of suitable monitoring equipment. the available data show a very significant correlation between volcanic activity and gas emissions. therefore, there is a great need for new instrumentation that will provide the needed… More

AN OPTIMIZED CONTACT-FILTER CONVERTER FOR LONG TERM MONITORING OF CW-AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: J. R. Stetter
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
A simple contact filter has been devised that will convert g-type chemical agents to hydrogen cyanide, which can be measured by a sensitive amperometric detector. the contact filter separates the conversion and detection processes, allowing each to be optimized separately. in preliminary… More

A FAMILY-ORIENTED PLANNING SYSTEM FOR PRIMARY PREVENTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William r. penrose , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,998.00

Selective Sensor for Prediction of Neonatal Jaundice

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William J. Buttner
Award Amount: $49,996.00
Abstract:
An electrochemical sensor system will be developed to measure carbon monoxide in the 0-10 part-per-million range in the presence of 0-200 ppm of hydrogen gas. Since carbon monoxide is generated during heme degradation and exhaled, this system will be useful for the prediction of neonatal jaundice.… More

Amperometric Detection of Arsine Gas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William Penrose
Award Amount: $74,991.00
Abstract:
Arsine (AsH3) is a very toxic gas that is encountered in the semiconductor, metal refining andother industries. Complex ventilators, scrubbers, and detectors are needed to control the gas whereverit is used. We will investigate the detection of arsine gas in real time using an electrochemical… More

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) SENSORS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $50,000.00

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) SENSORS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Joseph R Stetter
Award Amount: $199,956.00
Abstract:
Partnerships between small companies and large primary manufacturers are difficult to form, but can have substantial benefit. the proposed research will develop a nw indoor air quality sensor for automotive applications. a collaborative effort between transducer research, inc. and ford motor co.… More

Thin Film Sensor for Specific DNA Sequences

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William Penrose
Award Amount: $97,754.00
Abstract:
A chemical sensor has been discovered which can be made to sensitively detect enzyme activity and aantibody reactions. It consists of an ultrathin (25 Angstroms) layer of platinum on an insulating sumeasure dielectric constant and other properties within molecular-scale distances of the surface.… More