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Field-Portable, Real-Time Chemical Analysis Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40384
Amount: $99,700.00
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
1411 Warner Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Jack A. Syage
 (714) 258-4400
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Low-cost, high-resolution, field-portable chemical analysis systems are needed to meet critical detection requirements for environmental monitoring and sampling, and for the specific problem of chemical agent battle-field detection and nonproliferation monitoring. New technologies are needed to bring lab-quality performance to the field. An innovative ionization method is proposed that provides for highly specific mass analysis of multicomponent mixtures. The basic principles have been validated and there are no obstacles to transitioning the technology to a compact, field-portable unit that exceeds nearly all performance specifications of the competitive method of gaschromatography, mass spectrometry. The Phase I project will validate the efficiency of detecting chemical weapons convention-scheduled compounds and other broad classes of environmentally important compounds. A variety of sampler options will be examined, and engineering designs for a field-deployable Phase II prototype will be developed.

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