Biological Aerosol Spectrofluorometric Identification System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$599,970.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNM04AA21C
Agency Tracking Number:
024240
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
B4.02
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 East Oltorf St, Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78741-7511
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator
 Keith Jamison
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 389-9999
 kjamison@nanohmics.com
Business Contact
 Keith Jamison
Title: President
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Email: kjamison@nanohmics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There is a need for a rapid, inexpensive technique to monitor bioaerosol loading in a manned space environment in order to insure the safety and health of the occupants. Condensate traps from air conditioners and heating and cooling ducts in spacecraft provide particularly efficient means for producing and transmitting airborne pathogens. The lack of regeneration of internal air with fresh air allows the bioaerosol concentration to build to unacceptably high levels. Nanohmics Incorporated (Austin, TX) is developing a compact Ambient Biological Aerosol Spectrophotometric Identification System (Ambient BASIS) for in-flight detection and monitoring of potentially hazardous biological particles present in the manned space environment. The instrument will discriminate biological aerosols from nonbiological aerosols by detecting the fluorescence and elastic scattering from individual micron-sized airborne particles.

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