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Nanomaterials Based In-Line Sensor for Ionic Silver in Spacecraft Potable Water Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22CA026
Agency Tracking Number: 204928
Amount: $759,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T6
Solicitation Number: STTR_20_P2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-03-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-03-02
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505-5245
United States
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yifan Tang
 (310) 530-2011
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Research Institution
 Yale University
150 Munson Street
New Haven, CT 06511-3572
United States

 Nonprofit College or University

nbsp;The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is seeking technologies for the in‚Äëline measurement of ionic silver (Ag+) in spacecraft potable water systems. Ionic silver is currently baselined as the biocide to replace iodine for microbial control with the goal of maintaining the water quality during human exploration missions. To address this need, InnoSensenbsp;LLC (ISL) is developing an innovative nanomaterial-enabled Silver Monitor (SilMonTM) in collaboration with Yale University. SilMon is based on: (1) customized recognition molecules (RMs), (2) ISLrsquo;s patented microelectronic sensor platform, (3) an in-line sensor array design, and (4) artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled recognition algorithm. In Phase I, ISL developed a SilMon working model and demonstrated feasibility of achieving its performance targets. In Phase II, ISL will focus on optimization and scale-up of SilMon following fine-tuning of performance through rigorous testing. AI-enabled package design, and construction of a SilMon prototype for testing under simulated spacecraft potable water systems are also planned. At the end of Phase II, a compact prototype will be delivered to NASA for further evaluation.nbsp;

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