N5 has received an N-STEP award to further develop its Chip-scale Hybrid Gas Sensors for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitoring. Such grant will allow N5 to develop a compact IAQ detection node capable of real-time measurement of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds in addition to temperature, humidity, and particulate matter. This node will also have communication modules for seamless integration with building control systems and also with personal devices (tablets, and phones) for both commercial and residential/home use.

NIST Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (N-STEP) provides opportunities for motivated researchers to build upon the experience gained while working at NIST either as associates or researchers previously employed by NIST. The program makes grants to these companies so that they can reach a critical milestone in their product or service development efforts leading to the increase of company’s value as well as create jobs.