Low Cost Fiber Optic Temperature Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER90651
Agency Tracking Number: 76841
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: 14b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000801
Small Business Information
13302 Telecom Drive, Tampa, FL, 33637-0938
DUNS: 076131783
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Djeu
 (813) 971-2818
Business Contact
 Nicholas Djeu
Title: Dr.
Phone: (813) 971-2818
Email: nick.djeu@micromaterialsinc.com
Research Institution
Robust and high-temperature-capable fiber optic temperature sensors are needed to improve the efficiency and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in power generation using fossil fuels. While these devices are commercially available, their costs are too high. A novel design for the thermal probe of a fiber optic temperature measuring system utilizing a phosphor microsphere is being proposed. If proven to be feasible, it should be possible to bring the cost of producing a high-temperature-capable fiber optic thermometer to the range of $300. The proposed fiber optic temperature sensor will find use in gasification plants, advanced combustion systems and turbines. It will also make possible the monitoring of field enabled processes for chemical synthesis, polymerization, sintering, etc.

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