Form 9.B Project Summary



Proposal Number:


Project Title:

Microsensor Arrays for Monitoring of

Multiple Chemical Species

Technical Abstract (Limit 200 words)

Manned space mission require a variety of

environmental monitoring and biomedical activities

to protect crew health and to counter the effects of

space on human physiology. To successfully

accomplish this, there is a critical need for

microsensor devices capable of multifunctional

monitoring of various chemical species found in air.

This program seeks to focus on demonstrating a

technology that can enable such devices. The

approach proposed is based on proprietary

nano-precision engineering of sensor arrays.

During Phase I, NRC will demonstrate the

proof-of-concept. Phase II will optimize, build

prototypes, and field test the technology. Phase III

will commercialize the technology.

Potential Commercial Applications (Limit 200 words)

The technology will help detect, identify, and

quantify multiple chemical species in real time. For

NASA, this would help ensure crew safety and

extend long-term operations. Spin off applications

include clinical diagnosis for lower cost health care,

chemical and petrochemical process control,

pharmaceutical discovery, safe transport of

chemicals and significantly improved home and

office HVAC systems.

Name and Address of Principal Investigator (Name,

Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)

Tapesh Yadav, Ph.D.

Nanomaterials Research Corporation

2849 East Elvira Rd

Tucson , AZ 85706-7126

Name and Address of Offeror (Firm Name, Mail Address,


Neil Lupton

Nanomaterials Research Corporation

2849 East Elvira Rd

Tucson , AZ 85706-7126