MEMS Based Sulfur Detection for Logistic Fuel-Based Fuel Cell Power Generators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,959.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-2440
Award Id:
67710
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-190-0039
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
Robert McDonald
Program Manager
(781) 529-0530
rmcdonald@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony LaConti
Chief Executive Officer
(781) 529-0501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Sensors will be developed wherein the electroadsorpton of the target analyte will be monitored by measuring the surface conductivity of the high-surface-area nanoparticles oxide composite sensor. Sensitivity and response time are modulated electrically to shift surface electron states into or out of adsorbent/oxide overlap orbitals. The system will be optimized to measure trace levels of sulfur species such as dibenzothiophene (DBT) in JP-8 vapors to signal a potential threat to the functioning of desulfurization systems used in solid oxide fuel cells.

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