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
Amount:
$432,373.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8299
Agency Tracking Number:
8299
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5510 Vine St, Alexandria, VA, 22310
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert W Barr
(703) 971-9200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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