DEVELOPMENT OF TRACE CONTAMINANT VAPOR MONITORS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,306.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11995
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Geo Centers, Inc.
7 Wells Avenue, Newton Centre, MA, 02159
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mary Elizabeth Tabacco
Principal Investigator
(617) 964-7070
Business Contact:
EDWARD P. MARRAM
PRESIDENT
(617) 964-7070
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
GEO-CENTERS, INC. PROPOSES A PHASE I PROGRAM TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE OPTRODES TO MONITOR TRACE CONTAMINANT VAPORS PRESENT IN THE NASA'S BIOMASS PRODUCTION CHAMBER. THE TARGET SPECIES WILL BE EITHER ETHYLENE OR CARBON MONOXIDE. THE INNOVATIVE APPROACH UTILIZES TWO TYPES OF POROUS FIBER WAVEGUIDES, COMBINED WITH SELECTIVE CHEMISTRY. THESE NOVEL OPTRODES OFFER HIGH SENSITIVITY, DESIGN FLEXIBILITY AND THE INHERENT FIBER OPTIC ADVANTAGES OF EMI/EMP IMMUNITY, SMALL SIZE, RUGGEDNESS AND FREEDOM FROM EXPLOSION HAZARD. SUBSEQUENT TO LABORATORY EVALUATION, A SENSOR DESIGN WILL BE RECOMMENDED FOR PHASE II DEVELOPMENT AND FIELD TESTING AT THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER.

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