PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL PERSONAL MONITORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
8193
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Universal Sensors
5258 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Suite D, Metairie, LA, 70006
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 (504) 646-0379
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL DETECTORS WILL BE DEVELOPED AS PERSONAL MONITORS WHICH CAN BE USED TO DETECT EXPOSURE TO TOXIC COMPOUNDS INDOORS, AT WORK-PLACE SITES. CRYSTALS WILLBE COATED WITH SELECTIVE ADSORBENTS FOR THE POLLUTANTS TO BEASSAYED. DETECTION OF PPB CONCENTRATIONS, EITHER CONTINUOUSLY OR AS A DOSIMETER, WILL BE POSSIBLE. EACH DETECTOR, AND ADSORBENT, WILL BE EVALUATED WITH RESPECT TO SENSITIVITY, ACCURACY, SELECTIVITY, SIMPLICITY OF DESIGN, STABILITY, REVERSIBILITY, SPEED OF RESPONSE, LIMIT OF DETECTION AND LINEARITY OF RESPONSE. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH IN PHASE I THE FEASIBILITY OF THE USE OF PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTAL DETECTORS AS BOTH DOSIMETERS AND CONTINUOUS MONITORING DEVICES TO DETECT EXPOSURE TO TOXIC AGENTS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED. THESE DEVICES WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AND TESTED IN PHASE II, AND THEIR USE DEMONSTRATED FOR A HOST OF APPLICATIONS.

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