Micro-burner Based Flame Ionization Detectors for Micro-scale Gas Chromatographs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: A08A-014-0319
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-T014
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
60 Hazelwood Dr, Champaign, IL, 61820
DUNS: 623693533
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Byunghoon Bae
 Senior Research Engineer
 (217) 244-4872
Business Contact
 Robert Schultz
Title: President
Phone: (217) 239-1950
Email: rob.schultz@cbana.com
Research Institution
 Kathy Young
 1901 S First St Suite A
Champaign Il, IL, 61820 7406
 (217) 333-2187
 Nonprofit college or university
Micro-Gas Chromatographs (micro-GC) have the potential of providing a fieldable device that could 1) identify chemical threats in a battlefield, 2) provide assessment of warfighter health status, chemical exposure, stress level, and hydration, but we need better detectors if this potential is to become a reality. The objective of the proposed work to develop a micro-flame ionization detector (micro-FID) with critical dimensions below 1 millimeter that has enough sensitivity to be used in conjunction with a micro-GC for chemical threat identification and warfighter health assessment. In the proposed work we will select the most promising approaches for integration with a MEMS-based GC system, build a prototype device, and demonstrate the detection of eight battlefield-relevant fuel surrogates, simulants, and interferents with the micro-FID.

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