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An Absolute C02 Monitor with Extremely High Accuracy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90376
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
91238
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
43 b
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: An Absolute C02 Monitor with Extremely High Accuracy
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $749,787.00
 

Abstract:

Carbon dioxide is monitored with high precision at hundreds of monitoring stations, world-wide. Those measurements rely upon frequent calibration using high pressure gas cylinders, which must be certified and then shipped to remote locations. Current calibration procedures are both labor intensive and expensive. Continuous monitoring of CO2 at remote locations presents particularly difficult calibration problems. Thus, there is a pressing need for an affordable, highly accurate (at least 1 part in 3000) carbon dioxide monitor for the ambient atmosphere as called out in the DOE SBIR solicitation Topic 43b, Item 2. In addition to being extremely accurate, this instrument must operate unattended for several months or more. We propose an absolute CO2 monitor which is based on spectroscopic measurements and sealed reference volumes of CO2. The instrument will compare laser spectroscopic measurement of a flowing sample cell to a permanently sealed quartz reference cell. The spectroscopic measurement is based on the integrated absorbance of an isolated, temperature independent rovibrational line of CO2 near 2.7

Principal Investigator:

David Nelson
Dr
9789320231
ddn@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

George Wittreich
Mr
9789320215
gnw@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

EIN/Tax ID: 042471226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Harvard University
Office for Sponsored Programs
Cambridge, MA 2138
Contact: Geariod Griffin
Contact Phone: 6174968463