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On-Demand Urine Analyzer

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68499
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
034580
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Real-Time Analyzers
362 Industrial Park Road Suite #8 Middletown, CT 06457-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: On-Demand Urine Analyzer
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC04CA50C
Award Amount: $69,970.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research program will develop a novel surface-enhanced Raman (SER) sensor that will perform real-time chemical analysis of urine. It will provide key physiologic information to monitor astronaut health and indicate appropriate preventative treatment. The Phase I program will demonstrate feasibility by establishing the ability of sol-gel chemistry to both select key chemicals: amino acids, biomarkers, drugs, and metabolites, and enhance their Raman signals. The Phase II program will design and build a prototype ?On-Demand Urine Analyzer? for ground-based measurement. This will include interfacing the SER sensor between a sampling system and a Raman instrument. The Phase II program will also design a low mass, low power version of this system (Figure 1) to be used on the International Space Station (ISS) and other vehicles employed during extended space flight missions (e.g. Mars expedition).

Principal Investigator:

Frank E. Inscore
Principal Investigator
8605289806
inscore@rta.com

Business Contact:

Stuart Farquharson
Business Official
8605289806
stu@rta.biz
Small Business Information at Submission:

Real-Time Analyzers, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108

EIN/Tax ID: 061633295
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No