SBIR-STTR Award

Robust Design of Chemical Gas Sensor Arrays (CGSA) Using the Maximum Likelihood Estimator and Cramer-Rao bound.
Profile last edited on: 8/11/2020

Program
SBIR
Agency
DHS
Total Award Amount
$149,997
Award Phase
1
Principal Investigator
Ratan Debnath
Activity Indicator

Company Information

N5 Sensors Inc

9610 Medical Center Drive Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20850
   (301) 337-8314
   info@n5sensors.com
   www.n5sensors.com
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   08
County:   Montgomery

Phase I

Phase I year
2019
Phase I Amount
$149,997
We will develop, demonstrate, and built a sensor array designed frommathematical models thatare based on the maximum likelihood estimator(MLE), the Cramer- Rao lower bound (CRB), and the density function theory(DFT). The MLE will be used to estimate the concentration of the gases inside a mixture by minimizing the error trough the Cramer-Rao bound.The DFT method will model thephysisorption and chemisorption of gas molecules on the sensor surface of the sensors.The sensor device consists of robust and stable microsensors which will be realized by N5's patented semiconductor-nanophotocatalytic sensing architecture.By designing these sensor arrays with these simulation methods,we will be able to tune optimally the parameter of sensor array, and improve their selectivity levels to the neighborhood of 0.1 ppb, with minimum disturbance to the sensitivity of the sensors .

Phase II

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