Aerosol Collection into Small Amounts of Fluid

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,921.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC070015
Award Id:
80877
Agency Tracking Number:
611141
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
604 West Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA, 98660
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JosephBirmingham
PI
(360) 694-3704
Joseph.Birmingham@MicroSTI.com
Business Contact:
JosephBirmingham
President
(360) 694-3704
joseph.birmingham@microsti.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The optically-cued electrospray aerosol selector (OCEAS), as proposed by MicroStructure Technologies (MicroST), and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), provide an innovative solution to achieving the challenging goals set by DHS. The goal of this project is to integrate an OCEAS design with a particle extraction module. Central to the OCEAS system approach is a fully automated particle sorting and novel particle extraction system from a dry collection surface. This project will build upon the success of the BIAD Sample Enrichment program by focusing on three major objectives. First, a 100 liter per minute (LPM) low maintenance axisymmetric virtual impactor concentrator (AxiVIC) will be refined and developed to support the fielding and maintenance program requirements required by DHS. Second, the bioaerosol particle sorting system or OCEAS will minimize the presence of background clutter and place selected aerosols onto a microstructured array. The particle sorting element further reduces OCEAS system maintenance by performing dry collection. More important to the program is the elimination of background clutter reduces the amount of fluid needed for extraction. Finally, MicroST will develop a particle extraction module where the particles will be extracted from a microstructured array into much less than 300 microliters of fluid.

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