ACCURATE TEMPERATURE SENSOR USING PLASTIC OPTICAL FIBER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8065
Agency Tracking Number:
8065
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1631 220th Ave Se, Bothell, WA, 98021
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
CONTINUOUS INTRAPARTUM FETAL PH PROBES AND INTRA-ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS MONITORING PROBES NEED TO MONITOR LOCAL TEMPERATURES AT THE SENSOR TIPS. DURING APPLICATION AND USE, THE BENDING AND TWISTING TO WHICH THESE SENSORS ARE SUBJECTED HAVE DEMANDED THAT PLASTIC FIBERS BE USED. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A HIGHLY ACCURATE TEMPERATURE SENSING OPTRODE, FABRICATEDON A SMALL PLASTIC OPTICAL FIBER, THAT CAN BE USED TO CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR VARIOUS PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF PHASE I ARE: 1. TO DEVELOP A PHOSPHORESCENT METHOD FOR MONITORING TEMPERATURE IN AN IN-VIVO DEVICE USING A 114 UM PLASTIC OPTICAL FIBER 2. TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THIS DEVICE CAN BE STERILIZED FOR CLINICAL USE 3. TO FABRICATE THE SENSOR IN A MANNER THAT WILL LEND ITSELF TO FUTURE INEXPENSIVE MASS PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES. THE LONGER TERM PHASE II OBJECTIVE WOULD BE TO BUILD AND CHARACTERIZE THE PROVE FOR USE WITH OTHER FIBER OPTIC DIAGNOSTIC SENSORS, THUS PROVIDING REAL TIME CAPABILITY OF CORRECTING THESE SENSORS FOR TEMPERATURE EFFECTS.

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