TOF-MS LEAK DETECTORS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,228.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10538
Agency Tracking Number:
10538
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Schmidt Instruments (Currently Schmidt Instruments Inc.)
2476 Bolsover #234, Po Box 25443, Houston, TX, 77005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Howard K Schmidt Phd
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
W PRESENT A NOVEL TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER (TOF-MS) BASED SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF WORKING FLUID LEAKS ABOARD SPACE CRAFT IN FLIGHT. EXPECTED SENSITIVITY OF THE PROPOSEDDEVICES IS SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THAT OF QUADRUPOLE RESIDUAL GAS ANALYZERS (RGA'S). EXTREMELY SIMPLE IN CONSTRUCTION, THESE TOF DEVICES WILL PROVIDE HIGH PERFORMANCE LEAK DETECTION WITH COMPACT, RELIABLE, AND LOW POWER HARDWARD. CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION WILL BE PERFORMED BY A SMALL ELECTRONICS PACKAGEUSING DESIGNS AND CUSTOM VLSI COMPONENTS DEVELOPED AT SCHMIDT INSTRUMENTS SPECIFICALLY FOR TOF-MS APPLICATIONS. THIS COMBINATION OF ATTRIBUTES MAKES THE PROPOSED DEVICE RELIABLE ENOUGH FOR STAND ALONE PASSIVE LEAK DETECTION, YET PORTABLE ENOUGH FOR ACTIVELY "SNIFFING" OUT LEAK LOCATIONS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government