Microhollow Glow Discharge Instrument for In Situ Lunar Surface Measurements

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