April 10, 2013

NASA Chemical Detection Sensor .

NASA's Ames Research Center  has won the 2012 NASA Government Invention of the Year for a tiny sensor that can detect chemicals in the air.

The sensors have been deployed by NASA to detect trace gases in the crew cabin on the International Space Station  (ISS ). Other federal agencies are using sensors based on this technology to detect trace gases in various environments. Specific applications for which the innovative sensors have been tested and used include trace chemical detection in planetary exploration, air monitoring, leak detection and hazardous agent detection using cell phones. Potential future applications may include environmental monitoring, industrial process monitoring and control and bio-medical diagnosis.

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