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Lightweight, Low-Power Cascade Impactor for Aircraft Sampling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
37167
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
37167
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MSP CORPORATION
5910 RICE CREEK PKWY, STE 300 SHOREVIEW, MN 55126-5028
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Lightweight, Low-Power Cascade Impactor for Aircraft Sampling
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $475,238.00
 

Abstract:

Particle Size Distributions are fundamental to any study of aerosols. If chemical species in the aerosol size ranges are to be determined, the cascade impactor is the instrument of choice. Research quality cascade impactors are commercially available but are not optimized for low weight and low power use. Aircraft-mounted cascade impactors to collect samples for size-resolved chemical distributions must be light weight and low pressure drop. They must also be capable of collecting multiple samples between servicing and be sufficiently robust to perform under aircraft sampling conditions.The work proposed here is the design of three state-of-the-art cascade impactors whose performance is limited by the maximum weight and power use associated with aircraft sampling capable of multiple samples during a single flight.

Principal Investigator:

David Thimsen
6123793963

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

MSP Corp.
1313 Fifth Street SE, #206 Minneapolis, MN 55414

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