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Cascade Particle Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94591
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91281
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Cascade Particle Detector
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85311
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The DOE Atmospheric Science Program is seeking to support the development of novel techniques for determining the size distribution of ambient aerosols. In particular, due to inherent problems associated with optical measurements of aerosol particles in the 0.5 ¿ 10 micrometer range, a non-optics based solution is sought. To address this need, this project will develop a new cascade particle detection technology. The approach will combine (1) an aerosol particle separation mechanism inside a cascade impactor and (2) a single-particle capacitive detection instrument that uses a microcapacitor array fabricated inside a silicon microchannel plate. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee In addition to aerosol characterization for environmental sensing applications, the Cascade Particle Detector technology should be applicable to the healthcare industry for pharmaceutical inhaler testing

Principal Investigator:

Gary Mikaelian
Mr.
3103203088
psproposals@poc.com

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Mr.
3103203088
gedrew@poc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place Building 100 Torrance, CA 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No