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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W911NF-08-C-0077
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-014-0319
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-T014
Small Business Information
CBANA LABORATORIES
60 Hazelwood Dr, Champaign, IL, 61820
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
623693533
Principal Investigator
 Byunghoon Bae
 Senior Research Engineer
 (217) 244-4872
 byunghoon.bae@cbana.com
Business Contact
 Robert Schultz
Title: President
Phone: (217) 239-1950
Email: rob.schultz@cbana.com
Research Institution
 TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ILLINOIS
 Kathy Young
 1901 S First St Suite A
Champaign Il, IL, 61820 7406
 (217) 333-2187
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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