DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDRAZINE SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$529,523.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14936
Agency Tracking Number:
14936
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA, 02254
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John A Kosek Phd
Principal Investigator
(617) 899-7270
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RELIABLE, INEXPENSIVE, COMPACT SENSOR CAPABLE OF DETECTING 10 PPB UNSYMMETRICAL DIMETHYLHYDRAZINE, HYDRAZINE, AND MONOMETHYLHYDRAZINE WITH A RESPONSE TIME OF 10 MINUTES OR LESS IS PROPOSED. DURING PHASE I OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WE WILL DEVELOP AN ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR CELL BASED ON A PERFLUOROCARBON ANION SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE. NOVEL METHODS TO MINIMIZE INTERFERENCE FROM OTHER ATMOSPHERIC CONTAMINANTS WILL BE INVESTIGATED. A BREADBOARD PROTOTYPE SENSOR WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED TO ESTABLISH THAT THE SENSOR FULFILLS THE SENSITIVITY, SELECTIVITY, REPRODUCTIBILITY, RESPONSE TIME, AND STABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROPOSED APPLICATION. THE PROJECTED COST OF THE UNIT IN PRODUCTION QUANTITIES IS EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN $200. FOR PERSONNEL PROTECTION, RELIABLE, SENSITIVE SENSORS ARE REQUIRED EVERYWHERE HYDRAZINE FUELS ARE MANUFACTURED, STORED, OR USED. GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS INCLUDE MONITORING OF AIR FORCE ROCKET INSTALLATIONS AND NASA FACILITIES. COMMERCIALLY, HYDRAZINE SENSORS ARE REQUIRED IN THE PLASTICS, AGRICULTURAL, AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES.

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