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Active In-Situ Contamination Control

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Active In-Situ Contamination Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-02-C-0132
Award Amount: $94,259.00


"A device and system has been envisioned that may be highly suitable for cleaning high energy laser mirrors in space, and capable of mitigating or reduce charge buildup, and capable of removing hydrocarbon film contaminants. Low-energy reactive plasmatechnology is known to encompass windows of high reactivity where the combination of system operating parameters and the conditions at the surface to be cleaned are such that high reactivity (cleaning) rates can be achieved. An innovative approach hasbeen developed that allows a low-cost means for addressing the feasibility of these systems to accomplish desired objectives (precision cleaning, charge buildup mitigation,and hydrocarbon film removal). Several spin-off activities and commercialapplications such as pllution preventing replacement of solvent for hydrocarbons, other organic contaminants, and bio-mass reduction are already known. the company would be the first entity to develop, market, and deliver a devise to remove particulate and hydrocarbon film contaminants from SBL coated high energy laser mirrors in space. We would work closely with the Air Force during Pahse I, II, andIII in order to meet customer requirements. Upon completion, our primary market targets would be DoD/Government agencies, and satellite manufacturers. During development we would also investigate technology transfer for non-space based applications."

Principal Investigator:

Ronald E. Lukins
Sr R&D Engineer

Business Contact:

Joseph J. Wainauskas
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Measurement Analysis Corp.
P.O. Box 1127 Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 952654404
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No