ORGANIC CONTAMINANT MONITOR

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$49,789.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
17093
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tpl Inc
1549 Glorieta Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87112
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ACOUSTIC PLACE MODE (APM) DEVICES ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO SMALL MASS CHANGES AT THEIR SURFACES (NG/CM2) WHEN IMMERSED IN LIQUIDS. COMBINED WITH A PROPERLY DERIVATIZED SURFACE, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DETECTING TRACE ORGANIC CONSTITUENTS IN WATER. AN APM DEVICE SENSOR WITH A PLASMA POLYMERIZED SURFACE WILL BE DEVELOPED AS A PRECURSOR TO AN AUTOMATED MONITOR FOR ORGANIC SPECIES IN RECONSTITUTED WATER. THE SENSOR WILL BE LIGHWEIGHT, EXTREMELY ACCURATE, HIGHLY DURABLE, RELIABLE, AND WILL CONSUME LITTLE POWER. MODIFICATION OF THE SURFACE COATING WILL CREATE A FAMILY OF SENSORS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF CHEMICAL SPECIES. ACOUSTIC PLACE MODE (APM) DEVICES ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO SMALL MASS CHANGES AT THEIR SURFACES (NG/CM2) WHEN IMMERSED IN LIQUIDS. COMBINED WITH A PROPERLY DERIVATIZED SURFACE, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DETECTING TRACE ORGANIC CONSTITUENTS IN WATER. AN APM DEVICE SENSOR WITH A PLASMA POLYMERIZED SURFACE WILL BE DEVELOPED AS A PRECURSOR TO AN AUTOMATED MONITOR FOR ORGANIC SPECIES IN RECONSTITUTED WATER. THE SENSOR WILL BE LIGHWEIGHT, EXTREMELY ACCURATE, HIGHLY DURABLE, RELIABLE, AND WILL CONSUME LITTLE POWER. MODIFICATION OF THE SURFACE COATING WILL CREATE A FAMILY OF SENSORS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF CHEMICAL SPECIES.

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