THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITYOF MONITORING BOTH SUBMARINE VELOCITY AND SEA ENVIRONMENT WITH A NOVEL ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1104
Amount: $55,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 600, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. MYLES WALSH
 (617) 548-5130
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITYOF MONITORING BOTH SUBMARINE VELOCITY AND SEA ENVIRONMENT WITH A NOVEL ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR. THE PROPOSED SENSOR CONSISTS OF CATALYZED METAL FILMS WHICH COAT A QUARTZ DISK MOUNTED FLUSH WITH THE DECK. THE RESEARCH FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING SENSORS WITH ELECTRODE GRIDS FINE ENOUGH SO THAT DETECTION OF CHANGES IN CONCENTRATION BOUNDARY LAYERS CAN BE MONITORED. THE NOVEL APPROACH IS TO GENERATE SMALL AMOUNTS OF CHLORINE AND HYDROGEN ON THE SENSOR SURFACE AND ACCURATELY TRACK THEIR MOTION WITH TIME. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM INVOLVES DEVELOPING TECHNIQUES FOR FABRICATING THE SENSOR, TESTING THE SENSOR, AND DEVELOPING ELECTRONIC TECHNIQUES FOR THE DIGITAL OUTPUT OF THE SEA STATE AND THE RELATIVE WATER SPEED ACROSS THE SUBMARINE'S DECK.

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