Continuous Monitoring of Natural Gas Infrastructure for Increased Community Resilience using Voltammetric Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB19H046
Agency Tracking Number: 089-FY19-73
Amount: $99,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: None
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-31
Small Business Information
68 Olmsted Rd., Apt. 116, Stanford, CA, 94305
DUNS: 116816812
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ehsan Sadeghipour
 (412) 251-3390
 ehsan@fullmoonsensors.com
Business Contact
 Ehsan Sadeghipour
Phone: (412) 251-3390
Email: ehsan@fullmoonsensors.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Fullmoon has the first chip-level sensors capable of identifying and quantifying molecules in the air. At the core of our technology are printed voltammetric sensors, which are operated using cyclic voltammetry, an electrochemical technique that probes for the redox potential, a unique signature of molecules. We have demonstrated this sensing principle for the detection of carbon monoxide and methane in two journal papers and we have two patents on this technology. In phase I, we will build a signal analysis algorithm for edge computing. The development of this algorithm is a critical piece of the sensing solution that we are developing. Performing signal analysis at the edge rather than in the cloud will allow for the generation of highly valuable data with minimum power usage. This is important for building sensing nodes that wouldstay in the field several years with minimum maintenance, and communicate data even after catastrophic events. To gather this data, we will upgrade our test setup to test our sensors for the detection of ethane and natural gas. The goal of this two phases SBIR project is to be ready to field test our sensing technology with our partners PG&E and SoCalGas.

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