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MEASUREMENT OF CHLOROPHYLL, RELATED PIGMENTS AND PRODUCTIVITY IN THE SEA

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1739
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1739
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biospherical Instruments, Inc.
5340 Riley Street San Diego, CA 92110-2621
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: MEASUREMENT OF CHLOROPHYLL, RELATED PIGMENTS AND PRODUCTIVITY IN THE SEA
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $485,093.00
 

Abstract:

THIS WORK WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF COMMERCIALLY PRODUCING A SECOND GENERATION FLUOROMETER THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE RESEARCH AND SAMPLING CAPABILITIES OF MARINE AND FRESHWATER BIOLOGISTS AND FISHERIES SCIENTISTS WHO ROUTINELY MONITOR THE CROP SIZE, TAXONOMIC COMPOSITION, AND PRODUCTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON. SEVERAL BASIC APPROACHES TO FLUOROMETRY WILL BE INVESTIGATED: MULTISPECTRAL FLUOROMETRY, MULTIPLE EXCITATION FLASH FLUOROMETRY, AND SOLAR EXCITED FLUOROMETRY. ALTHOUGH THERE IS ADEQUATE EVIDENCE THAT ALL THREE TYPES OF FLUOROMETERS OFFER IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES OVER PRESENT INSTRUMENTS, THE LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS AND DATA REVIEW WILL OFFER A DEFINITIVE ANALYSIS OF THE POTENTIAL OF THESE METHODOLOGIES. THIS ANALYSIS WILL PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND FIELD TESTING OF A NEW OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENT FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF THE DISTRIBUTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYTOPLANKTON DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Charles R. Booth
Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Biospherical Instruments Inc.
4901 Morena Blvd. Suite 1003 San Diego, CA 92117

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