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Microhollow Glow Discharge Instrument for In Situ Lunar Surface Measurements

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104272
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.11
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Makel Engineering, Inc.
1585 Marauder Street Chico, CA 95973-9064
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Microhollow Glow Discharge Instrument for In Situ Lunar Surface Measurements
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CH26P
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI) and Penn State University (PSU) propose to develop a highly sensitive spectrometer based on glow discharge plasma emission for the detection/classification of lunar soil components including minerals and adsorbed species (e.g. water). This is a broadly applicable technology for gases, aerosols, and solid samples and would complement technology that is already under development for detection of toxic species to monitor fire cleanup filtration systems on spacecraft.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Ward
Principal Investigator
2165874750
bward@makelengineering.com

Business Contact:

Benjamin Ward
Business Official
2165874750
bward@makelengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Makel Engineering, Inc.
1585 Marauder Street Chico, CA 95973-9064

EIN/Tax ID: 680374879
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No