Content-Type: text/html Smart Mass Spectrometer System for Gas Sensing

NASA 1999 SBIR Phase I


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 99-1 09.02-2820 (Chron: 990600)

PROJECT TITLE: Smart Mass Spectrometer System for Gas Sensing

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)

Visidyne proposes to satisfy NASA's requirements for smart, small, rugged, inexpensive gas sensors with wide dynamic range by developing a mass spectrometer system that contains significant innovations relating to ionization efficiency, focusing, and vacuum hardware. Visidyne projects that the accuracy (estimated 3r) and dynamic range (10e6 for one second integration time) are as good or better than those of very expensive systems. The proposed mass spectrometer system is rugged enough for space applications and inexpensive enough that a sizeable market for the instrument exists.



POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

The advantages of a mass spectrometer based system are (1) the dynamic range available, and (2) the versatility,in that the system can be reprogrammed to monitor different species as requirements change. The proposed instrument will find a sizeable market because of its light weight, low cost, and ruggedness. In addition to NASA applications, we have identified universities as a viable market (in the thousands), along with industrial process monitoring, and possible use in explosive or chemical agent detection and monitoring.



NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

 
Thomas M Miller 

Visidyne, Inc. 

10 Corporate Place, South Bedford Street 

Burlington , MA   01803 - 5168 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR


Visidyne, Inc. 

10 Corporate Place, South Bedford Street 

Burlington , MA   01803 - 5168