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Company Information:

Company Name: Droplet Measurement Technologies
City: Boulder
State: CO
Zip+4: 80301-2865
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (303) 440-5576

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,162,860.00 14
SBIR Phase II $2,542,781.00 6
STTR Phase I $548,055.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,210,512.00 2

Award List:

An optical sensor for the measurement of microphysical and optical properties of aerosol and cloud particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William O. Dawson
Award Amount: $176,231.00
Abstract:
Droplet Measurement Technologies proposes to build a compact, lightweight optical sensor that measures the size, concentration, refractive index and phase of cloud and aerosol particles in the diameter range from 0.2 - 80 micrometers. The sensor uses a unique combination of optics that detects… More

An optical sensor for the measurement of microphysical and optical properties of aerosol and cloud particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William O. Dawson
Award Amount: $69,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $69,638.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Oregon State University
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,605.00
RI Contact: N/A

High-Performance Optical Fiber-Based Meteorological Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darrel Baumgardner
Award Amount: $467,342.00
Abstract:
In the Phase I study, a protype instrument, the aerosolvaporization spectrometer (AVS)was evaluated for the ability toclassify airborne aerosol particles by their incandescentsignal. The instrument uses a diode pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1.06u wavelength to excite the particles. The scattering signal… More

Fast Response Sensor for the Measurement of the Optical Properties and Carbon Content of Organic Aerosols

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darrel Baumgardner, President
Award Amount: $99,730.00
Abstract:
Droplet Measurement Technologies, Inc. proposes to demonstrate the viability of a newtechnique for measuring carbon mass on a particle-by-particle basis. The methodologyutilizes a combination of light scattering and emission to differentiate carbonaerosolsfrom other types of particles and quantify… More

An integrated, multi-sensor system for cloud particle classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $599,714.00
Abstract:
Droplet Measurement Technologies proposed to develop a compact, integrated, multi-sensor system for the airborne characterization of cloud icing conditions. This system will measure cloud particle size, number concentration, mass and phase, as well as temperature pressure and airspeed. This… More

Development of a Compact Cloud Spectrometer and Impactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Oregon State University
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: N/A

An integrated, multi-sensor system for cloud particle classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Droplet Measurement Technologies proposed to develop a compact, integrated, multi-sensor system for the airborne characterization of cloud icing conditions. This system will measure cloud particle size, number concentration, mass and phase, as well as temperature pressure and airspeed. This… More

STTR Phase I: A Fast Scanning Aerosol Thermal Measurement to Classify Volatile Compounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Carnegie-Mellon University
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok
Award Amount: $99,849.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to determine the feasibility of leveraging existing weather and communication systems to provide location-specific, detailed, automatic, and continuous weather information nationwide to the general public. The project will determine… More

An aircraft instrument for measurement of absorption at multiple wavelengths in the atmosphere.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory L. Kok, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
An instrument for simultaneous three wavelength measurement of aerosol light scattering and absorption will be designed and a prototype constructed.

A Lightweight, Low-Power, Autonomous Single Particle Aerosol Nephelometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Gregory L. Kok, President
Award Amount: $74,770.00
Abstract:
An advanced single particle spectrometer (ASPN) will be developed that will be deployable on fixed, mobile or airborne measurement platforms. Particle size measurement will be from 0.15 to 5 ¿m. Light scattering will be used as the analytical technique to size particles. The unit will have an… More

An aircraft instrument for measurement of absorption at multiple wavelengths in the atmosphere.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory L. Kok, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $449,719.00
Abstract:
A three wavelength instrument will be developed that measures aerosol light scatter and absorption simultaneously. Lasers with frequencies of 405, 532 and 870 nm will be used as the light sources. Light absorption by the aerosols will be measured by the photoacoustic technique. The instrument… More

STTR Phase I: Miniaturization of the Continuous-Flow Streamwise Thermal-Gradient Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) Counter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CA SD Scripps Inst
Principal Investigator: Gregory L. Kok, Dr
Award Amount: $149,740.00
RI Contact: Gregory C. Roberts
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research proposal addresses one of the largest uncertainties in understanding climate change. Measurements of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) aerosols are fundamental for providing the link between atmospheric aerosol properties and cloud… More

SBIR Phase I: A Compact, Single Particle Black Carbon Spectrometer For Small, Airborne Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Bruce W. Gandrud, BS
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) research project will develop a lightweight, low power, fast response, high sensitivity instrument for measuring the mass concentration of black carbon aerosols (BCA) in ground based and airborne applications. The compact, single particle soot… More

A fast response, open flow, integrating nephelometer for fine scale measurements of aerosol and cloud particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Director Research and Development
Award Amount: $69,954.00
Abstract:
An integrating nephelometer is proposed that can be deployed on a variety of platforms including powered aircraft and towed vehicles. The design allows air to pass freely through the sample cell with no restrictions. A sampling rate of up to 100 hz will allow for aerosol flux measurements. The… More

A miniature aerosol nephelometer for deployment in dropsondes or UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Bruce Gandrud, Scientist
Award Amount: $94,987.00
Abstract:
Two, complementary techniques are proposed that are deployable on dropsondes or mobile measurement platforms and measure the scattering coefficient of atmosphere aerosols. The Phase I activity will be a proof of concept study that evaluates the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two… More

Fast Integrating Mobility Spectrometer for Aerosol Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,547.00
Abstract:
Aerosols resulting from the particle emissions of combustion can pose a hazard to health and threaten ecosystems. In an effort to better understand and decrease the deleterious impact of these aerosols, the DOE is investing significant resources into new instrumentation and field programs that… More

SBIR Phase I: A Miniaturized Sensor for Determining the Optical Properties of Aerosols

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John W. Walker, MS
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a palm-sized and low-cost instrument for measuring the characteristics and distribution of airborne black carbon aerosol particles. Based on an existing analyzer, the optical property analyzer will use photoacoustic… More

A fast response, open flow, integrating nephelometer for fine scale measurements of aerosol and cloud particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, President
Award Amount: $449,813.00
Abstract:
The Controlled Towed Vehicle (CTV) has the capability to provide low level, 10 m, detailed information on ocean-atmosphere interactions for several hour periods of time with the tow aircraft maintaining a comfortable and safe flight altitude of 1000-2000 ft. Previous work has detailed turbulence,… More

Mobile Ice Nucleus Counter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,872.00
RI Contact: Susan Turner
Abstract:
Ice crystals can form spontaneously from the freezing of water droplets at temperatures colder than -38

Advanced Sensors for Helicopter Icing Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Darrel Baumgardner, Director of Res and Development
Award Amount: $69,362.00
Abstract:
A measurement system for measuring the icing characteristics of mixed phased clouds from helicopters is being proposed. The Advanced Sensors for Helicopter Icing Research (ASHIR) is a hybrid system that integrates optical and thermal sensors with sophisticated signal processing algorithms in a… More

Aerosol Particle Spectrometer with Depolarization and Fluorescence (APSDF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: Gregory L. Kok, Director of Research and Development – (303) 440-5576
Award Amount: $94,970.00

Aerosol Particle Spectrometer with Depolarization and Fluorescence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: Gregory L. Kok, Director of Research and Development – (303) 440-5576
Award Amount: $399,962.00
Abstract:
An operational optical particle counter will be built, extensively characterized and evaluated that measures the size and shape of aerosol particles with optical diameter from 0.1 to 10 μm. This instrument will distinguish different species of dust and volcanic ash from other types of aerosol… More

Rapid Scan Dynamic Humidity Particle Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,989.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
The Continuous-Flow Streamwise Thermal-Gradient CCN Counter (CFSTGC) ommercialized by Droplet Measurement Technologies has proven to be reliable, robust, and relatively simple to operate for ground-based and airborne measurements. Supersaturation changes are made by varying the temperature… More

Mobile Ice Nucleus Counter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kok, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,567.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Ice crystals can form spontaneously from the freezing of water droplets at temperatures colder than -38C - homogeneous nucleation - or from multiple processes termed heterogeneous nucleation that occur on refractory/insoluble substances at warmer temperatures. Heterogeneous nucleation occurs at… More

A Compact, Low Power Depolarization Backscattering Cloud Spectrometer for Water and Ice Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Thomson, Dr. – 303-440-5576
Award Amount: $149,939.00
Abstract:
Mixed phase clouds, i.e. those that contain water droplets and ice crystals, make up a large fraction of the clouds that are found over the Arctic region. The radiative impact of these clouds on climate modulation is highly sensitive to the relative mix of water and ice, the size distribution of… More