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Multifunctional Glow Discharge Analyzer for Spacecraft Monitoring

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95601
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094229
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2010
Title: Multifunctional Glow Discharge Analyzer for Spacecraft Monitoring
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10RA55P
Award Amount: $99,837.00
 

Abstract:

Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI) and Penn State University (PSU) propose to develop a highly sensitive spectrometer based on glow discharge emission for the detection/classification of gas and aerosol species in post-fire cleanup scenarios. This device would complement technology that is already under development for intelligent fire detection and would provide a robust system to simultaneously monitor the reduction of carbon monoxide and other toxic species by fire cleanup filtration systems. MEI and Dr. Randy Vander Wal of PSU are actively developing a glow-discharge based detection system for DoD (NAVAIR) that will be extremely compact (<1 lb.) and provide highly sensitive detection of explosives and the potential to detect a broad range of chemical and biological agents. This system is a microhollow glow discharge-based electronic sniffer (MHGD Sniffer) and provides the basis for the proposed NASA effort.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Ward
Principal Investigator
2165874750
bward@makelengineering.com

Business Contact:

Benjamin J. Ward
Senior Engineer
2165874750
bward@makelengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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