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DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE FAST RESPONSE TRACER ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12146
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12146
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE FAST RESPONSE TRACER ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR CONCENTRATION FLUCTUATION MEASUREMENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,997.00
 

Abstract:

CONCENTRATION FLUCTUATION MEASUREMENTS OF A TRACER GAS CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DISPERSION AND TRANSPORT OF AN AIR MASS. THERE HAS BEEN A DEARTH OF SUCH DATA BECAUSE OF A SHORTAGE OF INEXPENSIVE, SIMPLE-TO-OPERATE INSTRUMENTATION MEETING THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS OF FAST RESPONSE, HIGH SENSITIVITY, AND STABILITY. IT IS THE GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE, HIGHLY SENSITIVE, AND FAST RESPONSE REAL-TIME TRACER ANALYSIS SYSTEM WHICH WOULD MAKE MULTIPLE-POINT CONCENTRATION FLUCTUATION MONITORING PRACTICAL. THE PROPOSED ANALYSIS SYSTEM CONSISTS OF A SAMPLE HEAD, WHICH DRAWS IN THE AIR SAMPLE AND DETECTS THE TRACER GAS; AND A SEPARATE ELECTRONICS PACKAGE, WHICH PROVIDES THE POWER FOR THE DETECTOR. A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED, FABRICATED, AND COMPLETELY TESTED IN THE LABORATORY. FOLLOWING THE LABORATORY EVALUATION, THE SYSTEM WILL BE MODIFIED AS NECESSARY TO PREPARE THE SYSTEM FOR FIELD USE. ONE IMPORTANT MODIFICATION WILL BE THE REDESIGN OF THE SMAPLE HEAD SO THAT IT MINIMALLY AFFECTS THE FLOW OF AIR CONTAINING THE TRACER GAS. EXTERNAL POWER WILL NOT BE REQUIRED FOR THIS SYSTEM, THE SYSTEM WILL MAINTAIN A CONSTANT CALIBRATION FOR AT LEAST 90 MINUTES,AND FIELD CALIBRATION WILL BE SIMPLE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Cynthia L Benner
3037925615

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ada Technologies Inc
304 Inverness Way S - Ste 110 Englewood, CO 80112

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