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Miniature, Mobile and Ruggedized Mass Spectrometer for Real-Time Monitoring and Detection of Chemical Vapors and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W912CG22C0006
Agency Tracking Number: D2-2618
Amount: $1,563,271.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP16C-002
Solicitation Number: 16.C
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-12-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-01-28
Small Business Information
SAN JOSE, CA 95131-1706
United States
DUNS: 124291050
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William Yang
 (408) 512-5928
Business Contact
 Tracy Daniel
Phone: (408) 512-5955
Research Institution

The need to ef?ciently collect, transport, and identify vapors in real-time remains imperative and crucial to chemical defense, security, public safety, and forensic science sectors, as well as areas including environmental and pollution monitoring. Instrumentation that can quickly detect, identify, and quantitate a large variety of chemical species with high accuracy, chemical selectivity, and sensitivity to trace amounts of analyte in complex vapor is needed for the above applications.  With the support of STTR grants (phases I and II) from Edgewood Chemical-Biological Command (ECBC) (now Combat Capability Development Command, Chemical Biological Center (CCDC/CBC) and the company’s own private funding, BaySpec has developed and commercialized a ?eld-deployable, man-portable mass spectrometer capable of continuous sampling with a throughput time as fast as 0.1s.  Also, through previous efforts supported by the U.S. Army and DARPA, BaySpec developed prototype ionization sources compatible with vapor detection using the BaySpec Continuity, a portable linear-ion-trap mass spectrometer, and also developed the capability to detect compounds at low (

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