Fiber Optic Sensors for Leak Detection and Condition Monitoring in Hydrogen Fuel Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$69,875.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC06CA52C
Agency Tracking Number:
054437
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville, OH, 43082
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
051815553
Principal Investigator
 Mokhtar Maklad
 Principal Investigator
 (614) 891-2243
 mmaklad@lakeshore.com
Business Contact
 Philip Swinehart
Title: Business Official
Phone: (614) 891-2243
Email: pswinehart@lakeshore.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I proposal addresses the need for explosion proof, sensitive and reliable hydrogen sensors for NASA and commercial hydrogen fuel systems. It also addresses the need for multiple sensing points with minimum tank or bulkhead feedthroughs. The proposed innovations will increase the response speed of reported hydrogen sensors by a factor of 5 and the sensitivity by a factor of 10. In the Phase I feasibility work, it is proposed to demonstrate these attributes for single sensors. In Phase II, the multiplexing, detection reliability and special packaging necessary to make the sensors practical for NASA and other applications will be demonstrated in preparation for commercialization in Phase III.

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