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Micro GC's for Contaminant Monitoring in Spacecraft Air

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095279
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
CBANA LABORATORIES
2021 South First Street, Suite 206 Champaign, IL 61820-7477
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Micro GC's for Contaminant Monitoring in Spacecraft Air
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CB32C
Award Amount: $599,999.00
 

Abstract:

Based on the successful separation of 20 compounds using a 1 m coated microcolumn in Phase I, we propose to design a new micro-gas chromatograph (microGC) system to separate and detect of all contaminants listed in NASAs "Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Airborne Contaminants (SMACs)" using cabin air as the carrier gas, and to integrate the entire system to maximize the detection of the contaminants with high-sensitivity and accuracy. In order to attain these goals, we will use three sets of preconcentrators, columns, and detectors in parallel, each with the appropriate selectivity for a given class of gases. Light gases will use a packed column, and polar and non-polar gases with their respective stationary phases. The prototype micro-GC/FID will comprise preconcentrators with fast injection valves, microcolumns to separate different gas analytes, an air sampling pump, a water-hydrolysis hydrogen generator to provide enough oxygen and hydrogen for a micro-flame ionization detector, thermal management, controls and circuit board to drive the system.

Principal Investigator:

Qingmei Chen
Principal Investigator
2172444872
qingmei.chen@cbana.com

Business Contact:

Timothy C. Hoerr
CEO
2173336841
tim.hoerr@cbana.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cbana Laboratories
2021 South First Street, Suite 206 Champaign, IL 61820-7477

EIN/Tax ID: 342061300
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No