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Low Cost Fiber Optic Temperature Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
76841
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
14b
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000801
Small Business Information
Micromaterials, Inc
13302 Telecom Drive Tampa, FL 33637-0938
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Low Cost Fiber Optic Temperature Sensor
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER90651
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

Robust and high-temperature-capable fiber optic temperature sensors are needed to improve the efficiency and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in power generation using fossil fuels. While these devices are commercially available, their costs are too high. A novel design for the thermal probe of a fiber optic temperature measuring system utilizing a phosphor microsphere is being proposed. If proven to be feasible, it should be possible to bring the cost of producing a high-temperature-capable fiber optic thermometer to the range of $300. The proposed fiber optic temperature sensor will find use in gasification plants, advanced combustion systems and turbines. It will also make possible the monitoring of field enabled processes for chemical synthesis, polymerization, sintering, etc.

Principal Investigator:

Nicholas Djeu
Dr.
8139712818
nick.djeu@micromaterialsinc.com

Business Contact:

Nicholas Djeu
Dr.
8139712818
nick.djeu@micromaterialsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MicroMaterials, Inc.
13302 Telecom Drive Tampa, FL 33637-0938

EIN/Tax ID: 593393672
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No