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STTR Phase I: Particle Sorting via Aerodynamic Vectoring

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74894
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0512525
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CASTLEROCK ENGINEERING
1252 CEDAR HEIGHTS LOGAN, UT 84341 3067
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: STTR Phase I: Particle Sorting via Aerodynamic Vectoring
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0512525
Award Amount: $99,980.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project presents a new, non-contact method for sorting particles by size. The primary objective of Phase I activities is to evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of a particle sorter based upon Aerodynamic Vectoring. This objective will be accomplished in an air jet facility through high-speed imaging and optical particle tracking, to determine the operational limits of such a device and achievable particle sorting accuracy. It is anticipated that an optimal arrangement of flow parameters can be determined so as to substantiate sorting accuracy across a wide range of particle sizes and flow rates, thus, validating feasibility of this device. A particle sorter based upon Aerodynamic Vectoring has the potential for considerable commercial value. Its range of applications, which include powder material processing, sample concentration, cell sorting, and air quality monitoring, is broad.

Principal Investigator:

Angela L. Minichiello
Ms.
4357576294
aminichiello@castlerockengineering.com

Business Contact:

Angela L. Minichiello
4357534370
angela.minichiello@sdl.usu.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Castlerock Engineering
1252 Cedar Heights Logan, UT 84341

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Utah State University
Old Main Hill UMC 2400
Logan, UT 84322
Contact: Barton L. Smith
Contact Phone: (435) 797-3278
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university