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Low Mass/Power Sensor Suite for Spacesuits

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CJ26P
Agency Tracking Number: 150232
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T6.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-09
Small Business Information
2151 Las Palmas Drive, Suite C
Carlsbad, CA 92011-1575
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Hobson
 Principal Scientist and Dir.
 (760) 268-0083
Business Contact
 Louis Haerle
Title: Business Official
Phone: (760) 268-0083
Research Institution
 Case Western Reserve University
 Rigoberto Advincula
School of Engineering
Cleveland, OH 44106-2625
United States

 (216) 368-4566
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

To provide additional telemetry and data for long-term mission, the composition of internal atmosphere of spacesuits must be determined. Specifically, the unambiguous detection and quantification of carbon dioxide is crucial for mission completion. Detection of other gasses (ammonia, oxygen) is also necessary for a complete sensor suite. Seacoast Science and Case Western Reserve University propose a sensor suite for the sensitive and selective detection of CO2 and other specified gasses. This will be accomplished using Seacoast?s proprietary sensor and the application of specially polymers developed in the laboratory of Professor Rigoberto Advincula. We will develop a microsensor array for atmospheric gases, specifically CO2 and NH3 (Phase I) and integrate it into a compact mission-ready sensor suite. In Phase I the feasibility of developing the proposed system will be demonstrated. In Phase II a further optimized system will be fabricated, tested and delivered to NASA for validation.

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