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DEVELOPMENT OF A RELIABLE REAL-TIME FREON DETECTOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8226
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8226
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO 80127-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A RELIABLE REAL-TIME FREON DETECTOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $53,115.00
 

Abstract:

IN ORDER TO PREVENT INJURY OR DEATH RESULTING FROM OXYGEN DEPRIVATION CAUSED BY THE RELEASE OF HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF FREON GASES IN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS, A SIMPLE, COMPACT, RELIABLE FREON MONITORING DEVICE IS PROPOSED. THE ELECTRON-CAPTURE DETECTOR WILL BE USED AS THE FREONSENSING ELEMENT IN THE MONITOR BECAUSE OF ITS PROVEN SENSITIVITY AND SELECTIVITY TO FREONS. THE PROPOSED INSTRUMENT, WHICH OPERATES ON THE PRINCIPLE OF MOLECULAR DIFFUSION, WILL HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO SERVE AS BOTH AN AREA MONITOR AND A PERSONAL MONITOR. THE DIFFUSION INSTRUMENT WILL UNDERGO THOROUGH LABORATORY EVALUATION BY TESTING DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF THE ELECTRON-CAPTURE DETECTOR TO DETERMINE WHICH CONFIGURATION YIELDS THE BEST OVERALL ACCURACY, PRECISION AND RESPONSE TIME. THREE ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS FOR THE FREON INSTRUMENT ARE ALSO PROPOSED IN THE EVENT THAT THE DIFFUSION INSTRUMENT PROVES TO BE UNACCEPTABLE. THE FREON INSTRUMENT WILL BE DESIGNED TO BE COMPACT, ROBUST, SIMPLE TO OPERATE AND CALIBRATE, LOW IN POWER REQUIREMENT, EQUIPPED WITH A WARNING SYSTEM TO NOTIFY PERSONNEL OF DANGEROUS FREON CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN TWO SECONDS, AND COMPATIBLE WITH A SHIPBOARD FIBER OPTIC NETWORK.

Principal Investigator:

Dr cynthia l benner
3037925615

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ada Technologies Inc
304 Inverness Wy S/ste 480/hon Englewood, CO 80112

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No