Portable Mass Spectrometer with Disposable Mass Analyzer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911S6-10-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: A093-144-0743
Amount: $69,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-144
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jaeger
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: joseph@utopiacompression.com
Research Institution
Analysis of chemical samples in the field and in confined areas has many advantages over laboratory analysis. Laboratory analyses can be slow, involve increased expense, lead to additional waste generation and disposal problems, and may introduce errors due to sample degradation or mishandling. In situ analysis mitigates all of these problems. The specific aim of this project is the development of a truly portable mass spectrometer for chemical analysis. Our device will feature greatly reduced size and improved portability over commercially available units by combining proven, miniaturized mass spectrometer, vacuum system, and mass analysis technologies. These technologies will be combined with an easy-to-use package and interface that will enable soldiers-in-the-field to perform chemical analyses. The Creare team is extremely well qualified to develop and transition/commercialize this technology. Creare is a leading developer of miniaturized instruments for use in military applications and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a pioneer in the development of MEMS mass analyzers.

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