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Modular Hypergolic Leak Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7333
Agency Tracking Number: B122-013-0127
Amount: $149,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-013
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-01-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-04-02
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street Suite 127
Torrance, CA -
United States
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Maksudul Alam
 Deputy Director
 (310) 530-2011
 maksudul.alam-1@innosense.us
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Title: President
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Email: kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is seeking a highly reliable, compact, low-power and low-cost transducer to detect rapid changes in concentration of hypergolic fuels and oxidizers. To meet this MDA need, InnoSense LLC (ISL) will develop a chemical transducer-based hypergolic leak detector using proprietary polymer nanomaterials and electronic design. Building on the well established collaborative relationship with the relevant prime contractor, ISL will design this transducer to operate under the size constraints of the existing detection system. The transducer will detect target analytes reliably and accurately in all required sensing locations operating through temperatures from -46 to +71 deg C. In Phase I ISL will carry out all relevant tests to establish that the proposed transducer shows the capability of being compliant with all MDA needs. In Phase II, ISL will optimize the leak detection capabilities and build a compact and low battery-powered prototype for integration as a drop-in-replacement and to test in air and dry nitrogen environments. In Phase III, we will focus on the initial product as directed by MDA. A highly proficient engineering team has been assembled to carry out the project successfully at various phases of the project for DOD procurement purposes.

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