DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN PARAMETERS AND CONCEPTUAL DRAWING FOR A PLASMA ETCHER TO CLEAN AND STERILIZE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8299
Amount: $432,373.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Anatech Ltd
5510 Vine St, Alexandria, VA, 22310
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert W Barr
 (703) 971-9200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROPOSED PROCESS WILL USE ACCELERATED IONS TO REMOVE ORGANIC MATTER BY PHYSICALLY DESORBING MOLECULAR FRAGMENTS AND BY REACTING CHEMICALLY TO PRODUCE VOLATILE, NON-TOXIC GASES SUCH AS CO2. STUDIES WITH RELATED EQUIPMENT HAVE DEMONSTRATED FEASIBILITY. PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMAL SIZE OF THE PROCESS CHAMBER AND HOW SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS CAN MOST EFFECTIVELY BE ARRANGED IN IT; THE OPTIMAL AIR PRESSURE INSIDE THE CHAMBER; THE REQUIRED POWER DENSITY; AND EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE PROCESS GENERATED BY DIRECT CURRENT, ALTERNATING CURRENT AND RADIO FREQUENCY. THE RESULT OF PHASE I WILL BE A SET OF DESIGN PARAMETERS AND A CONCEPTUAL DRAWING OF THE PROPOSED ETCHER.

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