Cascade Particle Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85311
Award Id:
94591
Agency Tracking Number:
91281
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100, Torrance, CA, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
GaryMikaelian
Mr.
(310) 320-3088
psproposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
GordonDrew
Mr.
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The DOE Atmospheric Science Program is seeking to support the development of novel techniques for determining the size distribution of ambient aerosols. In particular, due to inherent problems associated with optical measurements of aerosol particles in the 0.5 ¿ 10 micrometer range, a non-optics based solution is sought. To address this need, this project will develop a new cascade particle detection technology. The approach will combine (1) an aerosol particle separation mechanism inside a cascade impactor and (2) a single-particle capacitive detection instrument that uses a microcapacitor array fabricated inside a silicon microchannel plate. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee In addition to aerosol characterization for environmental sensing applications, the Cascade Particle Detector technology should be applicable to the healthcare industry for pharmaceutical inhaler testing

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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