ENERGY-MODULATED TOXIC VAPOR DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10599
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1228 Olympus Dr, Naperville, IL, 60540
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph R Stetter
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Research Institution
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Abstract
MODULATION OF THE CONCENTRATION OF A TOXIC VAPOR TO BE DETECTED CAUSES A TIME-DEPENDENT SIGNAL TO BE GENERATED IN THE DETECTION DEVICE. TYPICALLY, THIS TIME-DEPENDENT SIGNALIS IGNORED AND ONLY STEADY-STATE OR EQUILIBRIUM DETECTOR VALUES ARE USED. HOWEVER, THIS TIME-DEPENDENT SIGNAL CAN BEMADE TO CONTAIN VERY USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE IDENTITY AND CONCENTRATION OF THE TOXIC VAPOR. IN THIS PHASE I WORK, A PROTOTYPE DETECTOR THAT OPERATES USING TRANSIENT SIGNALS IS DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED, AND TESTED. THE DEVICE IS TESTED FOR MMH, H, AND HCL VAPOR ANALYSIS AND THE IMPROVEMENTS IN SENSITIVITY, SPECIFICITY, AND STABILITY WILL BE EVALUATED. SINCE THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE IS SPECTROSCOPIC IN NATURE AND UTILIZES A DIFFERENTIAL MEASUREMENT, THE NEW DETECTOR IS EXPECTED TO BE MORE STABLE AND BOTH REDUCE AND SIMPLIFY THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR REQUIRED OF FIELD INSTRUMENTATION FOR TOXIC VAPOR DETECTION.

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