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Proposal Number: 1021003
Proposal Title: INEXPENSIVE LOW MAINTENANCE LONG LIFE VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM FOR HAND-HELD MASS SPECTROMETERS
Topic Number: H-SB010.2-002
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Next Generation Vacuum Systems for Hand-held Mass Spectrometers
Organization: Ultool, LLC
Address: 1024 Covington Place
Allison Park, PA 15101-1607  
Abstract: Currently, DHS and other government agencies such as DOD and EPA have a pressing need for inexpensive, robust, long operation life hand-held mass spectrometers (MS) to be deployed in custom ports, battlefields, and remote monitoring sites. Although miniaturization of various MS has progressed significantly, reliable and convenient hand-held MS is still unavailable, mainly because of the lack of reliable and long battery life miniature high vacuum (HV) pumping systems. Ultool proposes a novel miniature HV pumping solution for hand-held MS that is reliable, inexpensive, and power saving. It is anticipated that the success of this SBIR project will enable low rate initial production of hand-held MS for DHS and other agencies. Furthermore, the proposed technology can find broader applications in clinical tests and food inspections.
Award/Contract Number: D10PC20036
Period of Performance: 10/15/2010 - 04/28/2011
Award/Contract Value: $99,985.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,985.00