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Portable Mass Spectrometer with Disposable Mass Analyzer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4470
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-144
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Portable Mass Spectrometer with Disposable Mass Analyzer
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911S6-11-C-0006
Award Amount: $779,896.00
 

Abstract:

Analysis of chemical samples in the field and in confined areas has many advantages over laboratory analysis. Laboratory analyses can be slow, involve increased expense, lead to additional waste generation and disposal problems, and may introduce errors due to sample degradation or mishandling. In situ analysis mitigates all of these problems. The specific aim of this project is the development of a truly portable mass spectrometer for chemical analysis. Our device will feature greatly reduced size and improved portability over commercially available units by combining proven, miniaturized mass spectrometer, vacuum system, and mass analysis technologies. These technologies will be combined with an easy-to-use package and interface that will enable soldiers-in-the-field to perform chemical analyses. The Creare team is extremely well qualified to develop and transition/commercialize this technology. Creare is a leading developer of miniaturized instruments for use in military applications and NASA"s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a pioneer in the development of MEMS mass analyzers.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Jaeger
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
mdj@creare.com

Business Contact:

James Barry
President
(803) 643-4657
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No