A Compact, Portable Oxygen Generator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,996.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43HL104858-01A1
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
R43HL104858
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
NHLBI
Solicitation Number:
PA10-050
Small Business Information
12345 W 52ND AVE, WHEAT RIDGE, CO, 80033-1916
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
181947730
Principal Investigator:
GOKHANALPTEKIN
(303) 940-2300
galptekin@tda.com
Business Contact:
JOHNWRIGHT
(303) 940-2300
jdwright@tda.com
Research Institute:
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Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Phase I SBIR project, TDA Research, Inc. will develop a compact, lightweight portable oxygen concentrator (POC) for medical operations and carry out a breadboard demonstration to produce continuous flow of enriched oxygen (O2) from ambient air. The new POC will weigh less than 10 lbs including the rechargeable batteries that will provide a minimum of 10 hr operating life. Current battery- operated units of this size currently have a run time of only 31/2 to 4 hours. The extension in operating duration is enabled by using a new, high capacity physical adsorbent for air separation. The increase in capacity reduces the amount of gas (air) moving and increases the overall efficiency of the separation process, which inturn allows a smaller unit and longer off-electricity operation by reducing power consumption. The proposed system will enable patients with uninterrupted supply of concentrated oxygen in all transcontinental U.S. flights, providing greater travel freedom, improving the mobility and quality of life of people who rely on POCs. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Public health benefits resulting from the proposed technology will include reduced weight and extended off-electricity operating durations that will enable patients with uninterrupted supply of concentrated oxygen in all transcontinental U.S. flights, providing greater travel freedom, improving the mobility and quality of life of people who rely on POCs.

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