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Novel Polymer Microfluidics Technology for In Situ Planetary Exploration

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90694
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084617
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Polymer Microfluidics Technology for In Situ Planetary Exploration
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CA81C
Award Amount: $599,171.00
 

Abstract:

Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a novel microfluidic device that combines rigid monolithic porous polymer based micro-capillary electrochromatography (microCEC) with ultra-high sensitive UV laser induced fluorescence (LIF)optical detection capable of accurately measuring concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) molecules. This novel device is ultra-compact and light weight with low power consumption, ideally suited for NASA planetary science applications such as analyzing complex organic molecules on Mars, Titan and elsewhere in the solar system. Specifically for the Phase II work, we will design and fabricate a microfluidic prototype that offers vast improvements over current PAH separation methods as well as significant enhancements over the current detection sensitivities. The overall objective entails integrating this microfluidics technology with NASA miniaturized scientific instrumentation program, thereby significantly enhancing NASA organic compound separation capability. In addition this Phase II work will be performed in parallel with efforts to develop micorfluidics devices for the commercial analytical markets.

Principal Investigator:

Hong Jiao
Principal Investigator
6506507772
h.jiao@lgrinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony O'Keefe
CEO
6509657772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No