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Nanomaterials Based In-Line Sensor for Ionic Silver in Spacecraft Potable Water Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC20C0318
Agency Tracking Number: 204928
Amount: $124,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T6
Solicitation Number: STTR_20_P1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-30
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505-5245
United States
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Yifan Tang
 (310) 530-2011
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Research Institution
 Yale University
Woodbridge Hall
New Haven, CT 00000-0000
United States

 Nonprofit College or University

nbsp;NASA needs an advanced sensing technology for in-line measurement of ionic silver in spacecraft potable water systems. Such a sensor should be small, robust, lightweight requiring low-power consumption. This sensor should be compatible with existing systems and capable of stable, continuous, and autonomous measurements of silver for extended periods of time. InnoSense LLC (ISL) will develop an innovative nanomaterial-enabled Silver ion Monitor (SilMonTM) based on ISLrsquo;s patented microelectronic device platform. This project will support NASA needs expressed in 2020 NASA Technology Taxonomy, TX06 Human Health, Life Support, and Habitation Systems (TX06.1.2 Water Recovery and Management). In Phase I, ISL will: (1) design and fabricate the sensor with appropriate recognition molecule, and (2) evaluate the sensor performance. Feasibility will be demonstrated by achieving sensitive and selective detection of silver ion in the concentration range of 10ndash;1000 ppb. In Phase II, we will optimize the sensor design, recognition chemistry and algorithm, fabricate prototypes and perform rigorous characterizations.

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