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Biological Aerosol Spectrofluorometric Identification System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63285
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
024240
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Biological Aerosol Spectrofluorometric Identification System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM04AA21C
Award Amount: $599,970.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need for a rapid, inexpensive technique to monitor bioaerosol loading in a manned space environment in order to insure the safety and health of the occupants. Condensate traps from air conditioners and heating and cooling ducts in spacecraft provide particularly efficient means for producing and transmitting airborne pathogens. The lack of regeneration of internal air with fresh air allows the bioaerosol concentration to build to unacceptably high levels. Nanohmics Incorporated (Austin, TX) is developing a compact Ambient Biological Aerosol Spectrophotometric Identification System (Ambient BASIS) for in-flight detection and monitoring of potentially hazardous biological particles present in the manned space environment. The instrument will discriminate biological aerosols from nonbiological aerosols by detecting the fluorescence and elastic scattering from individual micron-sized airborne particles.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Jamison
Principal Investigator
5123899999
kjamison@nanohmics.com

Business Contact:

Keith Jamison
President
5123899990
kjamison@nanohmics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 East Oltorf St, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78741

EIN/Tax ID: 743072245
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No