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TOF-MS LEAK DETECTORS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10538
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10538
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Schmidt Instruments Inc.
2476 Bolsover Suite 234 Houston, TX 77005
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: TOF-MS LEAK DETECTORS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,228.00
 

Abstract:

W PRESENT A NOVEL TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER (TOF-MS) BASED SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF WORKING FLUID LEAKS ABOARD SPACE CRAFT IN FLIGHT. EXPECTED SENSITIVITY OF THE PROPOSEDDEVICES IS SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THAT OF QUADRUPOLE RESIDUAL GAS ANALYZERS (RGA'S). EXTREMELY SIMPLE IN CONSTRUCTION, THESE TOF DEVICES WILL PROVIDE HIGH PERFORMANCE LEAK DETECTION WITH COMPACT, RELIABLE, AND LOW POWER HARDWARD. CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION WILL BE PERFORMED BY A SMALL ELECTRONICS PACKAGEUSING DESIGNS AND CUSTOM VLSI COMPONENTS DEVELOPED AT SCHMIDT INSTRUMENTS SPECIFICALLY FOR TOF-MS APPLICATIONS. THIS COMBINATION OF ATTRIBUTES MAKES THE PROPOSED DEVICE RELIABLE ENOUGH FOR STAND ALONE PASSIVE LEAK DETECTION, YET PORTABLE ENOUGH FOR ACTIVELY "SNIFFING" OUT LEAK LOCATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Howard K Schmidt Phd

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Schmidt Instruments
2476 Bolsover #234 Po Box 25443 Houston, TX 77005

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