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Nanomaterials Based Gas Sensor for ISRU Process Contaminants

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC23PB446
Agency Tracking Number: 231695
Amount: $181,498.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T14
Solicitation Number: STTR_23_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-09-02
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505-5245
United States
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Yifan Tang
 (310) 530-2011
 yifan.tang-1@innosensecorp.com
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Email: kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Research Institution
 Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia
 
PO Box 400195
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4195
United States

 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

NASA is seeking instruments for monitoring in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) process gases. To address this need, InnoSense LLC (ISL), in collaboration with the University of Virginia (UVA), proposes an innovative process gas monitoring (PROMON(TM))nbsp;device. PROMON builds on ISLrsquo;s proprietary single‑walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) ndash; based interdigitated electrode (IDE) devices. This sensor platform would be functionalized with novel intermetallic nanoparticles as the key sensing element for H2S contaminant monitoring in this project. In Phase I, ISL will validate the proof-of-principle establishing that PROMON is compliant with NASA requirements with respect to sensor resolution, sensitivity, selectivity and durability. During Phase II, ISL will: (1) further optimize the sensor chemistry and develop the artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for effective and selective detection of H2S, (2) rigorously-test and validate the sensor in simulated stream for selected ISRU process upon discussion with the technical monitor (TM), (3) construct a ruggedized sensor prototype for functional demonstration, (4) demonstrate the expandability of the PROMON platform toward other contaminants such as HCl and/or HF, and (5) collaborate with a corresponding NASA ISRU developer to establish a roadmap toward a real-time, on-line, and continuous monitoring of a fully integrated system.nbsp;

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