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Field Chemical Analysis Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-04-C-3002
Agency Tracking Number: N031-0172
Amount: $98,727.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-001
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2003-10-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-04-27
Small Business Information
Suite E1-300, 3000 Kent Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Garth Patterson
 Vice President
 (765) 775-1701
Business Contact
 Dennis Barket
Title: President
Phone: (765) 775-1701
Research Institution

The purpose of this Phase I effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of using an integrated field portable instrument for field chemical analysis. Currently, no fieldable chemical analysis technology is available that can provide real-time monitoring of hazardous compounds in complex samples such as ambient air. The proposed field-portable integrated SPME sampling, flash GC, miniature mass spectrometer (MMS) will meet this operational need. The performance and capabilities of the MMS instrument will be best in class by providing a level of selectivity that is unmatched by current fieldable mass spectrometers or ion mobility spectrometers. Development of this system will transform traditional sample-to-lab analysis to lab-to-sample analysis. This concept will provide high-end chemical analysis in the field with the potential to save lives and provide a competitive advantage to U.S. armed forces. The performance specifications of this instrument will be demonstrated in Phase I and a full prototype will be developed during Phase II. The instrument that will be developed as part of this Phase I effort will be able to detect chemical warfare agents in the field, but will also find use in Homeland Security, customs monitoring, airport screening, and environmental protection.

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