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A Miniature Extreme Environment Powder Delivery System (M-PoDS)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77639
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
055067
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apparati, Inc.
221 Carpenter Drive Hollister, CA 95023 9320
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: A Miniature Extreme Environment Powder Delivery System (M-PoDS)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNA06CA65C
Award Amount: $69,485.00
 

Abstract:

This innovation is a low mass, low volume, gas based system that will acquire size selective powdered samples from the extreme ambient (such as Mars or Venus surface). Then it will transfer and deliver samples to the analytical instrument(s) that are situated in a controlled environment such as a robotic or lander platform where measurements can be made. This research will further develop a miniature sample acquisition, transfer and delivery system that will enhance NASA's capability of studying the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the planets.This system has a compact-robust construction and consumes very low power with no moving parts, which make this system very reliable for extreme environmental applications. It is a pneumatically operated system and has great potential for using in-situ resource (e.g. concentrated CO2 on Mars) for the operations. Size selective precision sampling, low cross-contaminations, possibility of high temperature sterilization are many of the unique features of this system. Proper development of this innovation (in the course of Phase I, II and III) will be key for the astrobiological, resource allocations and geophysical investigations that are addressed in NASA's defined Mars and Venus science missions.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Bryson
Principal Investigator
4086231556
cbryson@att.net

Business Contact:

Charles E. Bryson, III
CEO
4086231556
cbryson@att.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Apparati, Inc.
221 Carpenter Drive Hollister, CA 95023

EIN/Tax ID: 200268120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No