EXPENDABLE FIBER OPTIC BATHYPHOTOMETER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8529
Amount: $56,524.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
21311 Hawthorne Blvd - Ste 300, Torrance, CA, 90503
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR ANDREW B HUANG
 (213) 543-5433
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (DTI) PROPOSES TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AN EXPENDABLE FIBER OPTIC BATHYPHOTOMETER. THE DISPOSABLE SENSOR CONSISTS OF A PHOTO-CHAMBER ENCASED IN A CONVENTIONAL FREE FALLING FISH-SHAPED BODY. BIOLUMINESCENT SIGNAL GENERATED IS SENSED AND TRANSMITTED FOR ON-BOARD AMPLIFICATION VIA AN OPTICAL FIBER LINE. THE PRINCIPAL ISSUE IS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH A DEVICE IN GENERATING A DETECTABLE SIGNAL. IN PHASE I, DTI WILL CONSTRUCT A PROTOTYPE PHOTO-CHAMBER. THE TURBULENT PROPERTIES OF THE CHAMBER WILL BE MEASURED. KNOW CONCENTRATION OF BIOLUMINESCENT ORGANISMS WILL BE INJECTED THROUGH THE PROTOTYPE AND EXISTING CALIBRATED BATHYPHOTOMETERS. BY COMPARING THE HYDRODYNAMIC PROPERTIES AND THE RESPECTIVE RESPONSES, THE EXPENDABLE BATHYPHOTOMETER PERFORMANCE CAN BE DETERMINED. THE PHASE I RESEARCH WILL ESTABLISH THE CONCEPT FEASIBILITY AND IDENTIFY THE DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR PHASE II.

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