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Novel Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography for Mars Organic Detector

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88152
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074972
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Novel Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography for Mars Organic Detector
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CD08P
Award Amount: $99,694.00
 

Abstract:

Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a powerful new technology - next generation Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography ýý a high performance and low power consumption microfluidic sample separation device suited for separating organic molecules as signatures of past and present life on Mars. In particular, these micro-devices will be engineered for integration with NASA's Mars Organic Detector. For the Phase I effort, we will design, construct, and test the micro-CEC chips. The Phase I research will address issues related to performance as well as production methods that can be used for the technology, as well as designing and determining the integrated micro-device and the Phase II prototype. In the Phase II effort, we will integrate the micro-CEC prototypes with the existing micro-CE analyzers as a dual micro-CE/micro-CEC system capable of separating all neutral and charged organic molecules as targeted by Urey, thus provide new capabilities for NASA sample separation instrumentation development.

Principal Investigator:

Hong Jiao
Principal Investigator
6509657772
h.jiao@lgrinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony O'Keefe
CEO
8088267031
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No