Miniature Gas Sensor for Monitoring Biological Space Environments

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
991044
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Joel Silver
Vice President
() -
jsilver@swsciences.com
Business Contact:
Alan Stanton
President
(505) 984-1322
astanton@swsciences.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The development of a versatile gas sensor for use in gravitational studies and/or long-term monitoring of biological systems in space must address a number of constraints beyond those found in Earth-based systems. Southwest Sciences proposes to combine a new type of laser with high sensitivity detection methods to develop a multiple gas sensor with application to biological measurements as well as health monitoring and fire safety in space environments. This sensor would provide excellent long-term stability, accuracy, reliability, and space worthiness. The results of Phase I shall provide the critical design information required to build a deliverable prototype multigas sensor in Phase II. The Phase II effort will lead to the commercialization of a rugged, compact multigas sensor for use by NASA in space applications as well as in the commercial sector.

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