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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D10PC20036
Agency Tracking Number: 1021003
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
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
DUNS: 826375110
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hanping Xu
 (412) 607-8756
 hanping.xu@ultool.com
Business Contact
 Hanping Xu
Phone: (412) 607-8756
Email: 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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