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Deve;opment of A Handheld Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40392
Amount: $99,747.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
7026 Commerce Park Dr, Suite #2
Midvale, UT 84047
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Neil S. Arnold
 (801) 568-6788
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Research Institution

The ability to develop new technology on the basis of existing commercial technology can offer significant cost savings when compared to research programs to develop new technology from scratch. Continuing developments in mass spectrometry (MS), vacuum Systems and high speed gas chromatography (GC) sampling and analysis methods, have created an opportunity to fully demonstrate a powerful handportable GC/MS system in the course of a single Phase I and II SBIR program. This program builds on similar projects at the University of Utah that demonstrated backpack portable GC/MS and high speed roving GC/MS concepts using modified versions of technology in sampling, temperature programmed transfer line GC, low power mass analyzers and lightweight vacuum pumping to create the first handportable GC/MS instrument ready for DOD application testing. This program will be followed by immediate commercialization of the technology for both military and civilian applications.

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