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A NOVEL LEAK DETECTOR FOR XENON

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11703
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11703
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A NOVEL LEAK DETECTOR FOR XENON
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,765.00
 

Abstract:

WE DESCRIBE A NOVEL LEAK DETECTOR FOR XENON THAT HAS DIRECT APPLICATION TO TESTING RADIO-ISOTOPE-POWERED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS. SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION OF OUR INNOVATION WILL ALLOW IMPROVED EFFICIENCY IN THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS BY REMOVING THE HELIUM THAT IS NOW ADDED TO THE XENON BUFFERGAS FOR LEAK CHECKING PURPOSES. THE PHASE I RESEARCH PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE THE CRITICAL DESIGN INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTING A PROTOTYPE LEAK DETECTOR IN PHASE II. WE ANTICIPATE THAT A WORKING INSTRUMENT WILL HAVEMOST OF THE DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE HELIUM LEAK DETECTORS: PORTABILITY, RUGGEDNESS, SENSITIVITY AND EASE OF USE. THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR THE LEAK DETECTOR WILL HAVE WIDESPREAD USE AS AN ADAPTABLE, SENSITIVE AND SELECTIVE ANALYZER FOR A VARIETY OF GASES.

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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences Inc
1570 Pacheco St Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87501

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