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Solid State Hypergolic Chemical Leak Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
81754
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-039-0121
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Ste. 107 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Solid State Hypergolic Chemical Leak Detector
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0159
Award Amount: $399,977.00
 

Abstract:

The overall objective of the two phase SBIR program is to develop a hypergolic leak detector (HLD) that can be mounted on the outside of a missile canister which is able to detect rapid changes in concentration that signal leaks of hypergolic rocket fuels and oxidizers. In Phase I Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) established that a solid state gated metal oxide sensors was sufficiently sensitive to ppm level changes in MMH and MON in an enclosed space to enable rapid, accurate, and reliable hypergolic leak detection. However the MMH sensing components developed in Phase I were not sufficiently resistant to the aggressive character of the analyte, demonstrating the need for hydrazine etch-resistant materials. In Phase II ANI will develop etch resistant metal nitrides as sensing elements and conduct sensor testing with hydrazine. The sensing elements will be incorporated into a complete packaged sensor module with power supply, microprocessor controller, programmable sensing and response algorithm. A working model will be supplied to MDA program management.

Principal Investigator:

Jamie Novak
Scientist
5123395020
jnovak@appliednanotech.net

Business Contact:

Andy Gatlin
Contracts Administrator
5123395020
agatlin@appliednanotech.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED NANOTECH, INC.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Suite 107 Austin, TX 78758

EIN/Tax ID: 742848504
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No