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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:
2008 / 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
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Elemental and Chemical State Analysis, XPS, for In-Situ Materials Analysis on Mars
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC08CA29C
Award Amount: $599,260.00
 

Abstract:

The objective in this project is the development of a monochromatic x-ray source for a small x-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) suitable for NASA missions. This instrument will allow in situ elemental and chemical state measurements in off-earth NASA missions. The need for these measurements is for understanding resource availability, toxicity, and chemical issues like oxidants on Mars. The small XPS developed in a previous SBIR, NNC04CA20C, has a mass of 15 Kg and will reduce to 7 kg as refined for flight. It will operate with about 10 watts. This tool needs a monochromatic x-ray source for the capability to understand the chemistries expected on NASA missions as called out in Future Space Science Enterprise (SSE) missions. In Phase I for this proposal we designed a combination of sources that will accomplish this need. It uses both a monochromatic and a non-monochromatic x-ray source to provide the quality data needed at a data rate suitable for potential missions. It uses low power, has a small mass and has some redundancy to reduce risk. Non-NASA applications will be process monitoring for semiconductor, polymer films and bioprocesses manufacturing. This application will be made available by the small size

Principal Investigator:

Charles Bryson
Principal Investigator
4086231556
cbryson@att.net

Business Contact:

Charles 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