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Dual Quantum Cascade Laser System For Simultaneous Measurements of 13CH4 and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99442
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
95313
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
30 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Dual Quantum Cascade Laser System For Simultaneous Measurements of 13CH4 and CH3D Methan Isotopolgues
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85819
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Methane is the second most important atmospheric greenhouse gas after CO2 yet its global sources and sinks are still inadequately characterized. Monitoring the isotopic composition of atmospheric methane is one of the most promising approaches to closing the methane budget. Detailed process studies of isotopic fractionation associated with methane sinks and sources are also crucial. For both purposes, a real time instrument that can measure multiple isotopologues of methane is required. There are no existing field deployable instruments for the sensitive, real time measurement of CH3D. There are also no instruments available with sufficient precision to monitor ambient atmospheric 13CH4 (excluding the Aerodyne Research, Inc. predecessor to the proposed instrument). Hence, there is a need for sensitive, measurements of both isotopologues

Principal Investigator:

David Nelson
Dr.
9786634918
ddn@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

James Akimchuk
Mr.
9786634918
jima@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