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A NOVEL MASS SPECTROMETER FOR THE DETECTION OF VAPORS FROM EXPLOSIVE,…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18812
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18812
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: 1992
Title: A NOVEL MASS SPECTROMETER FOR THE DETECTION OF VAPORS FROM EXPLOSIVE, INCENDIARIES AND NOXIOUS GASES
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

SOUTHWEST SCIENCIES, INC. PROPOSES A NOVEL MASS SPECTROMETRIC METHOD, * IONIZATION ENERGY MODULATED MASS SPECTROMETRY (IEMMS), FOR THE RAPID DETECTION OF VAPORS FROM EXPLOSIVES, INCENDIARIES AND NOXIOUS GASES. IEMMS COMBINES ELECTRON IMPACT IONIZATION USING A MONOCHROMATIC ELECTRON BEAM WITH ION DETECTION USING TWIN TIME-OF-FLIGHT (TOF) MASS ANALYZERS. ONE ANALYZER QUANTIFIES POSITIVE IONS WHILE THE OTHER OBSERVES NEGATIVE IONS. BY MODULATING THE ELECTROL ENERGY IS IT POSSIBLE TO GENERATE REPRODUCIBLE, NONLINEAR CHANGES IN THE MASS SPECTRA WHICH CAN BE USED TO FINGERPRINT KEY SPECIES WITHIN A GAS MIXTURE. WE ANTICIPATE THAT IEMMS WILL BE COMPETITIVE WITH SEQUENTIAL MASS SPECTRAL METHODS (MS/MS TECHNIQUES) NOW BEING STUDIED FOR EXPLOSIVES DETECTION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr David S Bomse
Principal Research Scientist
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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