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Award/Contract
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Abstract

H-SB010.2-002
Next Generation Vacuum Systems for Hand-held Mass Spectrometers

D10PC20036 1021003
(FY10.2 Phase I)
INEXPENSIVE LOW MAINTENANCE LONG LIFE VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM FOR HAND-HELD MASS SPECTROMETERS

Ultool, LLC
1024 Covington Place
Allison Park, PA 15101-1607

10/15/2010
to
04/28/2011
$99,985.00

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.

H-SB010.2-007
Accelerating the Deployment of DHS Center of Excellence Research through Advanced Business Practices

D10PC20052 1021016
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Deploying Less of More: Leveraging the Long Tail of Distribution

Intuidex, Inc.
116 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015-4731

10/15/2010
to
04/28/2011
$99,789.00

Intuidex proposes to develop a unified plug and play framework that provides two strategic components in the quest to achieve rapid dissemination and operationalization of tools for analysis, simulation and modeling. The first component is a Common Platform, developed using an open source model, which will provide a software foundation supporting a multitude of data analysis, transformation, visualization, modeling, simulation, collaboration and other modules. A Distribution System is the second component, which will serve as a module repository and search mechanism, allowing framework users to find and download modules that meet the analytic capability required. A set of initial analytic modules will also be developed, completing a functional prototype of the framework. The resulting framework prototype will be evaluated by Law Enforcement and Homeland Security officers and analysts for feedback on the perceived functionality, potential, and likelihood of utility of such a framework within their respective agencies. By following a technical and business model similar to many major media providers today (such as Apple through the iTunes Store or Google through the Android Market), this business and technical model is one that is already familiar to much of the workforce and has also been proven to scale well. At the conclusion of this SBIR, Intuidex will provide design documentation and functional prototypes of the primary components, plus additional findings such as results from the evaluation.