USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Elemental and Chemical State Analysis, XPS, for In-Situ Materials Analysis on…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83808
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
067169
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
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Elemental and Chemical State Analysis, XPS, for In-Situ Materials Analysis on Mars
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07QA52P
Award Amount: $97,009.00
 

Abstract:

This innovation is the design of a monochromatic x-ray source to be used in a mission compatible XPS spectrometer. Existing x-ray sources for XPS are large, require high power and a will have difficulty meeting the vibration specifications for a mission type instrument. The small x-ray sources developed for medical applications are exciting but are designed for high energy x-rays and require refractory anodes. This program will develop a new design suitable for mission applications. It will focus on small sources similar to the medical devices that will use low power. The monochromator will be designed for low mass and use a feedback based stabilization to keep it aligned independent of temperature and vibrations associated with missions launch. The feedback system will use x-ray detectors in a plane near the sample to since the x-ray beam direction and an interment angular vibration to make sure the monochromator is on the optimum angle for diffraction. After a suitable design is implemented with thermal electron sources, a nanotube excitation sources will be considered.

Principal Investigator:

Charles J. Bryson
Principal Investigator
4086231556
cbryson@att.net

Business Contact:

Charles E. Bryson
Business Official
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