Portable Mass Spectrometer with Disposable Mass Analyzer
Department of Defense
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
AbstractAnalysis 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.
* information listed above is at the time of submission.