INEXPENSIVE LOW MAINTENANCE LONG LIFE VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM FOR HAND-HELD MASS SPECTROMETERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,985.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
D10PC20036
Agency Tracking Number:
1021003
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB010.2-002
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ultool, LLC
1024 COVINGTON PL, ALLISON PARK, PA, 15101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
826375110
Principal Investigator:
Hanping Xu
(412) 607-8756
hanping.xu@ultool.com
Business Contact:
Hanping Xu
(412) 607-8756
hanping.xu@ultool.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract

Currently, DHS and other government agencies such as DOD and EPA have a pressing need for inexpensive, robust, long operation life hand-held mass spectrometers (MS) to be deployed in custom ports, battlefields, and remote monitoring sites. Although miniaturization of various MS has progressed significantly, reliable and convenient hand-held MS is still unavailable, mainly because of the lack of reliable and long battery life miniature high vacuum (HV) pumping systems. Ultool proposes a novel miniature HV pumping solution for hand-held MS that is reliable, inexpensive, and power saving. It is anticipated that the success of this SBIR project will enable low rate initial production of hand-held MS for DHS and other agencies. Furthermore, the proposed technology can find broader applications in clinical tests and food inspections.

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