THIS PROGRAM WILL DEVELOP AND CALIBRATE AN ELECTRONC SENSOR TO VERIFY THE PARTIAL PRESSURE OF OXYGEN ACTUALLY BEING DELIVERED TO AIRCREWS AT BOTH HIGH AND LOW ALTITUDES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$24,608.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
998
Agency Tracking Number:
998
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 145, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 09722
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. JOHN A. BROWN
(201) 647-6890
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROGRAM WILL DEVELOP AND CALIBRATE AN ELECTRONC SENSOR TO VERIFY THE PARTIAL PRESSURE OF OXYGEN ACTUALLY BEING DELIVERED TO AIRCREWS AT BOTH HIGH AND LOW ALTITUDES. IT WILL READ OUT CONTINUOUSLY AND IN REAL TIMEAND CAN BE SET TO TRIGGER AN ALARM IF THE OXYGEN PARTIAL PRESSURE VARIES OUTSIDE PREDETERMINED LIMITS. THE SENSOR IS BASED O THE REVERSIBLE SORPTION OF OXYGEN INTO A SUBSTRATE SUCH AS RUBRENE, SALCOMINE OR ONE OF SEVERAL METAL COMPLEXES ON VIBRATING PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL WHOSE FREQUENCY DEPENDS UPON THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL (OXYGEN) SOBRED, SO THAT THE CRYSTAL'S FREQUENCY IS A DIRECT FUNCTION OF THE OXYGEN PARTIAL PRESSURE. THE GENERAL TECHNOLOGY, THE HARDWARE AND THE ELECTRONICS ARE ALL STANDARD; ONLY THE OXYGEN SUBSTRATE NEEDS TO BE DEMONSTRATED, AND THE ROUTE TO THAT IS CLEAR.

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