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High Efficiency Cyclone Separator for Sub-micron Particle Concentration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HTRA119P0009
Agency Tracking Number: T182-006-0099
Amount: $154,788.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA182-006
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-10-12
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center
Rockledge, FL 32955
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Yelvington
 Chief Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Dr. Robert P. Scaringe
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution

The Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler and Analyzer (RASA) is a completely automated monitoring system that detects airborne radioactive particles and is one of the detection systems used in the U.S. and global International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) to detect nuclear detonations. Mainstream proposes develop a high-efficiency cyclone separator for sub-micron particle concentration for use with the IMS’s RASA detectors. Mainstream will develop a theoretical cyclone design and develop a robust computational model to tune cyclone geometries for efficient removal of sub-micron particles. Tight tolerance machining techniques, surface coatings, and mechanical agitation technologies will be examined to increase the solid particle flow in the system to ensure stable and continuous operation. Mainstream will leverage our experience with active and recent programs related to solids separation and computational simulation to support the development of the cyclone separator technology.

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