Wireless MEMs BioSensor

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNA04CB21C
Agency Tracking Number: 035631
Amount: $69,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: B2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7210 Westpointe Blvd, Suite 1324, Orlando, FL, 32835-7875
DUNS: 135494073
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Ferguson
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 253-5888
 dennis.ferguson@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact
 David Lamb
Title: Partner
Phone: (407) 491-6929
Email: David.Lamb@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Crossfield is proposing to develop a low cost, single chip plant bio-monitor using an embedded MEMs based infrared (IR) spectroscopy gas sensor for carbon dioxide and oxygen sensing, a temperature sensor, a visible light sensor, and a MEMs based soil moisture sensor. In addition, the signal conditioning, A/D converter, and processor will be implemented on the same monolithic chip, providing NASA with a smart biosensor chip for monitoring and data logging plant life environmental stress. A second, commercially available chip will provide a wireless interconnect to a remote monitoring station, enabling any suitably equipped computer, such as a laptop or a fixed display station to monitor the condition of a networked array of such sensors. The MEMs sensors are innovative Crossfield designs and the small, two-chip Wireless BioSensor is sufficiently low power to enable indefinite life time by energy scavenging from the environment. Under Phase I, the system will be demonstrated using analysis, simulation, and a demonstration breadboard of key elements. The monolithic sensor will be fully developed under a Phase II effort.

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