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A Compact, Portable Oxygen Generator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
R43HL104858
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
NHLBI
Solicitation Number:
PA10-050
Small Business Information
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A Compact, Portable Oxygen Generator
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL104858-01A1
Award Amount: $149,996.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Phase I SBIR project, TDA Research, Inc. will develop a compact, lightweight portable oxygen concentrator (POC) for medical operations and carry out a breadboard demonstration to produce continuous flow of enriched oxygen (O2) from ambient air. The new POC will weigh less than 10 lbs including the rechargeable batteries that will provide a minimum of 10 hr operating life. Current battery- operated units of this size currently have a run time of only 31/2 to 4 hours. The extension in operating duration is enabled by using a new, high capacity physical adsorbent for air separation. The increase in capacity reduces the amount of gas (air) moving and increases the overall efficiency of the separation process, which inturn allows a smaller unit and longer off-electricity operation by reducing power consumption. The proposed system will enable patients with uninterrupted supply of concentrated oxygen in all transcontinental U.S. flights, providing greater travel freedom, improving the mobility and quality of life of people who rely on POCs. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Public health benefits resulting from the proposed technology will include reduced weight and extended off-electricity operating durations that will enable patients with uninterrupted supply of concentrated oxygen in all transcontinental U.S. flights, providing greater travel freedom, improving the mobility and quality of life of people who rely on POCs.

Principal Investigator:

Gokhan Alptekin
303-940-2300
galptekin@tda.com

Business Contact:

John D. Wright
303-940-2300
jdwright@tda.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TDA RESEARCH, INC.
12345 W 52ND AVE WHEAT RIDGE, CO 80033-1916

EIN/Tax ID: 184104337
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No