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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18530
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18530
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Transducer Research Inc.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: AN OPTIMIZED CONTACT-FILTER CONVERTER FOR LONG TERM MONITORING OF CW-AGENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
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 EXPERIMENTS, WE HAVE DETECTED 2.5 PPB (0.014 MG/M3) G-AGENT SIMULANT, WITHOUT SPECIAL EFFORTS TO OPTIMIZE THE FILTER. MUCH SCOPE REMAINS TO ACHIEVE GREATER SENSITIVITY FROM THE FILTER, AS WELL AS TO THOROUGHLY CHARACTERIZE ITS SELECTIVITY. WE WILL STUDY THE EFFECT OF VARYING PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, AND MANUFACTURING PARAMETERS ON FILTER PERFORMANCE, AND PRODUCE A SIMULATION MODEL OF ITS OPERATION. THIS WILL GIVE INSIGHT INTO THE MECHANISMS OF THE CONVERSION, AS WELL AS ALLOW US TO RAPIDLY ACHIEVE AN OPTIMUM DESIGN. WHEN COMBINED WITH AN ALREADY-EXISTING SELECTIVE MONITOR FOR THIOETHERS (H-AGENTS), THE G-AGENT DETECTOR WILL FORM THE NUCLEUS OF A LONG-TERM MONITORING SYSTEM FOR CHEMICAL AGENTS IN TREATY VERIFICATION, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION, AND STORAGE APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

J. R. Stetter
7083570004

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Transducer Research, Inc.
999 Chicago Avenue Naperville, IL 60540

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