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High Performance Nitrous Oxide Analyzer for Atmospheric Research

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95286
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094957
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vista Photonics, Inc.
3N Chamisa Dr., Suite 1 Santa Fe, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Performance Nitrous Oxide Analyzer for Atmospheric Research
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC25P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project targets the development of a highly sensitive gas sensor to monitor atmospheric nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is an important species in Earth science research. It is one of the four principal greenhouse gases that result from human activities. It is the primary source gas for nitrogen oxides in the stratosphere, a useful dynamical tracer and a powerful greenhouse gas. It is the only long-lived atmospheric tracer of human perturbations of the global nitrogen cycle. Atmospheric mixing ratios for nitrous oxide are around 320 parts-per-billion (ppb). Though it's atmospheric concentration is much smaller than that of the most cited green house gas carbon dioxide, it is an effective greenhouse gas having a Global Warming Potential of 296 over a 100-year time span. Vista Photonics proposes to develop a compact, low weight, highly sensitive, in situ monitor for nitrous oxide.

Principal Investigator:

Joerg Kutzner
Principal Investigator
5054663830
jkutzner@vistaphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey S. Pilgrim
President
5054663830
jpilgrim@vistaphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vista Photonics, Inc.
67 Condesa Road Santa Fe, NM 87508

EIN/Tax ID: 200051259
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No