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Reusable In Situ AirCore System for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90518
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085083
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 3426 Lawrence, KS 66046-4921
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Reusable In Situ AirCore System for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CC18P
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

A novel design for an in situ atmospheric sensor for CO2 and trace gases is proposed. The sensor, named AirCore, provides the advantages of existing in situ sensors (e.g. high resolution) but eliminates possible biases in analysis that often originate from imperfect measurement condition. The AirCore provides a significant savings in cost and weight while increasing the capabilities of existing in situ sensors. The AirCore system consists of the AirCore gas sampler and the support system to accomplish its high altitude (nominally 70,000 ft.) mission. This support system includes the sensor launch and recovery components. The AirCore can be launched and recovered by a crew of two which reduces the operational cost of the system.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Sherwood
Principal Investigator
7859791113
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com

Business Contact:

Suman K. Saripalli
Vice President
7859791116
suman.saripalli@kalscott.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 3426 Lawrence, KS 66046

EIN/Tax ID: 320009461
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No