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Innovative CO2 Analyzer Technology for the Eddy Covariance Flux Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83998
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
065841
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.
1930 Central Avenue Suite A Boulder, CO 80301-2895
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Innovative CO2 Analyzer Technology for the Eddy Covariance Flux Monitor
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CA05C
Award Amount: $599,988.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to build and evaluate NDIR Analyzers that can be used to observe Eddy Covariance Flux and Absolute Dry Mole Fraction of CO2 from stationary and airborne platforms for a great range of environments. Both open- and close-path analyzers are to be evaluated. Phase I succeeded in building a fast CO2 analyzer with 100 Hz modulation frequency and sensitivity within a factor of two of the target value of 100 ppb. For Phase II, we propose upgrades to the technology that are designed to reach that target sensitivity. We are further proposing individual projects within restricted airspace that will demonstrate the potential of the technologies for significant kinds of observations for Observational Climate Change. Two robotic platforms are to be utilized, the Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV) and The Portable Tower Observatory (PTO). The PTO will provide fluxes and eddy spectroscopy of CO2. The UAV will give CO2 eddy spectroscopy that can be compared for a range of practical heights (5- 30 m) of the PTO. Samples of air are to be dried, and the site is chosen to minimize the impact of H2O vapor on this first deployment of the technologies.

Principal Investigator:

James Smith
Principal Investigator
3034433389
jim@aosinc.net

Business Contact:

James R. Smith
President
3034433389
jim@aosinc.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.
1930 Central Avenue, Suite A Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 753074413
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No