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STTR Phase II: Planar Array Infrared (PA-IR): A Compact Rugged Double Beam…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84918
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0711781
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PAIR Technologies, LLC
P.O. Box 7167 Wilmington, DE 19803-0167
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: STTR Phase II: Planar Array Infrared (PA-IR): A Compact Rugged Double Beam Infrared Spectrometer for Laboratory and Field Analysis
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0848096
Award Amount: $499,844.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Innovation Technology Transfer (STTR) project will demonstrate the utility of infrared planar array technology to study water pollutants such as industrial contaminants and biological impurities. It proposes to optimize the design and construction of a compact, high-sensitivity, double beam infrared instrument based on focal plane array detection, which meets or exceeds performance standards of commercially available Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) solutions and is able to operate in ambient environments to provide measurements of dilute concentrations of organic and biological contaminants. If successful the outcome of this project will enable real time effluent detection from a manufacturing site such as that found at chemical companies who could realize tangible and intangible savings from being able to pro-actively identify and measure the presence of pollutants. A portable Planar Array Infrared (PA-IR) spectrograph could be used to measure contaminants in rivers, streams and ponds, thereby providing ?real time? feedback on changes in the environment. The World Laboratory Analytical Instrument Market is estimated to be $9.36B in 2008. IR spectroscopy is estimated to be $738MM.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Frost
MBA
3027538721
dwf62@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Daniel Frost
MBA
3027538721
dwf62@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

PAIR Technologies, LLC
P.O. Box 7167 Wilmington, DE 19803

EIN/Tax ID: 421675505
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Delaware
P.O. Box 7167
Wilmington, DE 19803
Contact: Bruce Chase
Contact Phone: (302) 753-8721
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university