Microhollow Glow Discharge Instrument for In Situ Lunar Surface Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CH26P
Agency Tracking Number:
104272
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.11
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Makel Engineering, Inc.
CA, Chico, CA, 95973-9064
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
933302655
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Ward
Principal Investigator
(216) 587-4750
bward@makelengineering.com
Business Contact:
Benjamin Ward
Business Official
(216) 587-4750
bward@makelengineering.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI) and Penn State University (PSU) propose to develop a highly sensitive spectrometer based on glow discharge plasma emission for the detection/classification of lunar soil components including minerals and adsorbed species (e.g. water). This is a broadly applicable technology for gases, aerosols, and solid samples and would complement technology that is already under development for detection of toxic species to monitor fire cleanup filtration systems on spacecraft.

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