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Company Information:

Company Name:
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
Address:
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3
Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
Phone:
(650) 965-7772
URL:
N/A
EIN:
770358688
DUNS:
928805761
Number of Employees:
30
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $9,073,624.00 103
SBIR Phase II $36,773,738.00 56
STTR Phase I $462,289.00 5
STTR Phase II $2,348,023.00 3

Award List:

Imaging of Inlet Mass Capture in Hypersonic Engine Inlet Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe
Abstract:
N/a

Imaging of Inlet Mass Capture in Hypersonic Engine Inlet Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new technology which will allow imagingof the spatial distributions of air mass capture for testing anddevelopment of advanced hypersonic engine inlets. The approach wewill develop will function within the constraints of the h

Sensitive, High Speed Gaseous Hydrogen Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'keefe , President
Abstract:
N/a

Real-Time Chemical Emissions Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. James J. Scherer
Abstract:
4 Real-Time Chemical Emissions Monitor--Los Gatos Research, 1685 Plymouth Street, Suite 100, Mountain View, CA 94043-1231; (415) 965-7772 Dr. James J. Scherer, Principal Investigator Dr. Anthony O'Keefe, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82417 Amount: $75,000 Real-time chemical… More

PLANAR FAR-INFRARED UPCONVERSION SPECTROSCOPY FOR COMBUSTIN IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. James J. Scherer
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a new absorption based technique which allows two-dimensional chemically specific images of flames to be obtained on a rapid timescale. This new approach will allow species selective far-infrared absorption spectra to be obtained for both laminar as well as… More

SBIR Phase I: High-Power Widely Tunable Middle Infrared Solid-State Laser Source for Applied Spect

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Pajo Vujkovic-cvijin
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: High Pressure Electrokinetic Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Pajo Vujkovic-cvijin
Abstract:
N/a

Compact Detector for Exobiologically Important Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

High Force Actuator for Micro-Spacecraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James Scherer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$400,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Pajo Vujkovic-cvijin
Abstract:
N/a

High Force Electrokinetic Actuator for Space Surface Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James J. Scherer, Director of R&D
Abstract:
N/a

Cavity Ringdown Evanescent Wave Fiber Optic Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe
Abstract:
N/a

Real-Time Ultrasensitive Spectrometer for Plasma Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Scherer
Abstract:
Not Available The overall goal of the project is to design and develop an interactive display system (a Watchboard) which integrates real- time information from a variety of sources. The Watchboard is used to track casualty movement, optimize utilization of resources, and enhance medical… More

High Force Actuator for Micro-Spacecraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James J. Scherer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe, President
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,352.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe
Abstract:
N/a

Optical Carbon Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe, President
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research is developing a simple robust methodology for the determination of carbon isotope ratios in small gas samples. This new measurement scheme is inherently compact and rugged and offers a great potential for adaptation into space vehicles. With such a sensitive method of accurately… More

Fiber Coupled, Long Duration Optical Air Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe, President
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research has developed a new technique for absorption based spectroscopic analysis of gas samples for use in the analysis of confined atmospheric samples for the build up of trace level contaminants. This new capability is being developed for applications in the near-infrared using… More

Compact Trace Gas Analysis for Airborne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe, President
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research has developing a new technique for absorption based spectroscopic analysis of gas samples for use in atmospheric analysis. This absorption capability will be developed for applications in the near-infrared using established InGaAs infrared laser sources, however it can be easily… More

Miniaturized CO2 Analyzer Employing a Novel Optical Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Holler, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
65219 The rapid advance of computer processing and telecommunications requires that associated technologies advance at comparable speed. Photonic technology addresses the need for the high-speed, high-bandwidth networks that continue to drive the computer and telecommunications industries. … More

Wafer-Based Microfluidic System for Lab-On-a-Chip Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. James 1. Scherer, Director R&D
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop wafer-based microfluidic manifold that includes the micropump and microvalve devices for lab-on-a-chip (LOC) applications. These microfluidic devices will be engineered for integration with chemical and biological LOC detector systems. For Phase I, a chip-based… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop a low cost, disposable microfluidic manifold that includes a micropump for lab-on-a-chip (LOC) applications. The microfluidic devices will be engineered for integration with disposable chemical and biological LOC detector… More

Carbon Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$725,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe, President
Abstract:
60985 Carbon isotope ratio variations in carbon dioxide have been shown to be useful in mapping the flux of biologic versus terrestrial carbon sources. However, most current methods for making this determination rely upon field samples returned to laboratories for analysis, making… More

Carbon Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe, President
Abstract:
60985 Carbon isotope ratio variations in carbon dioxide have been shown to be useful in mapping the flux of biologic versus terrestrial carbon sources. However, most current methods for making this determination rely upon field samples returned to laboratories for analysis, making… More

Infrared Diagnostic System for ABL/SBL Optical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James Scherer, Director R&D
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I proposal seeks to develop an inexpensive, highly sensitive infrared diagnostic instrument that is capable of accurately determining the performance of High-Energy Laser (HEL) optical components. The newinstrumentation will be capable of rapidly… More

Photon Tunneling Optical Interconnect

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Holler, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Phase I project seeks to develop an innovative card-to-backplane optical interconnect technology based on photon tunneling. The proposed technology will provide a low-cost, high-efficiency means of directing light from a PCcard to a backplane without bending the photon… More

Optical Enhanced Trace Atom Detection for Offgas Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70052 Current methods for monitoring offgas streams typically combine cumbersome sampling techniques (such as dry filtering and chemical scrubbing) with conventional analytical methods such as gas chromatography (GC), and can require processing times up to hours to achieve necessary sensitivity… More

High Accuracy Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70173 Studies of global warming require the monitoring and quantification of the global carbon cycle on large spatial scales so that scientists can generate more reliable models of climate change. Significantly increased accuracy and precision of CO2 measurements are needed. This project will… More

Cavity-Enhanced Gas Analyzer for Process Control Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70149 Many types of industrial process control require instrumentation that can provide continuous measurement of contaminant levels in sample gas streams. Current technology relies on gas chromatography, which is both slow and expensive. Therefore, several key chemical industries are… More

Wafer-Based Microfluidic System for Lab-On-a-Chip Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James Scherer, Director R&D
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop wafer-based microfluidic manifold that includes the micropump and microvalve devices for lab-on-a-chip (LOC) applications. These microfluidic devices will be engineered for integration with chemical and biological LOC detector systems. For Phase I, a chip-based… More

Wafer-Based Microfluidic System for Lab-On-a-Chip Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$594,040.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James Scherer, Director R&D
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop wafer-based microfluidic manifold that includes the micropump and microvalve devices for lab-on-a-chip (LOC) applications. These microfluidic devices will be engineered for integration with chemical and biological LOC detector systems. For Phase I, a chip-based… More

Photon Tunneling Optical Interconnect

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$365,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Hong Jiao, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
"This Small Business Innovation Phase II project seeks to develop an innovative card-to-backplane optical interconnect technology based on photon tunneling. The proposed technology will provide a low-cost, high efficient wavelength selective means ofdirecting optical signal between a PC card and a… More

SBIR Phase I: Cavity-Enhanced Capillary Electrophoresis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project proposes to apply cavity-enhanced spectroscopy to Capillary Electrophoresis (CE). CE typically relies on absorption spectroscopy to detect analytes eluting from a separation column. Although this detection method is very useful, the… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Carbon Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project concerns the novel application of cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy to determine the carbon isotope ratio of carbon dioxide emitting from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Although, this isotope ratio has recently been identified as an… More

Sub-Lethal Chemical Weapons Exposure Detection in Humans

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,734.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas S. Baer, Director of Photonics Eng
Abstract:
"Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a breath analyzer based on Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy to measure the ratio of the isotopic abundances of 13C to 12C. The analyzer will serve as a portable medical diagnostic instrument that willreport measurements of the 13C/12C ratio in… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Novel Breath Diagnostic Instrument for Detection of Disease

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a carbon isotope ratio analyzer based on Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy to measure the ratio of C13 to C12 in exhaled breath in real time. The analyzer will serve as a medical diagnostic instrument… More

Compact Trace Gas Analysis for Airborne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$578,170.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe, President
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research has developing a new technique for absorption based spectroscopic analysis of gas samples for use in atmospheric analysis. This absorption capability will be developed for applications in the near-infrared using established InGaAs infrared laser sources, however it can be easily… More

Compact Trace Gas Analysis for Airborne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony O'Keefe, President
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research has developing a new technique for absorption based spectroscopic analysis of gas samples for use in atmospheric analysis. This absorption capability will be developed for applications in the near-infrared using established InGaAs infrared laser sources, however it can be easily… More

Microparticle Enhanced Energy Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Holler, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This small business innovative research proposal seeks to develop an energy transfer technology based on the enhancement associated with a microsphere resonator. The technique discussed in this proposal would enhance the probability of detecting target molecules and amplifying signals by lifting the… More

High Accuracy Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70173S02-II Studies of global warming require the monitoring and quantification of the global carbon cycle on large spatial scales, so that scientists can generate more reliable models of climate change. Significantly increased accuracy and precision of CO2 measurements are needed. This project… More

High Accuracy Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70173S02-II Studies of global warming require the monitoring and quantification of the global carbon cycle on large spatial scales, so that scientists can generate more reliable models of climate change. Significantly increased accuracy and precision of CO2 measurements are needed. This project… More

Cavity-Enhanced Gas Analyzer for Process Control Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70149S02-II In the production of polymer-grade ethylene, petrochemical manufacturers must actively minimize the amount of acetylene contamination to less than 10 parts-per-million. Process control engineers must respond quickly to prevent the contamination of stored ethylene and irreversible… More

Cavity-Enhanced Gas Analyzer for Process Control Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70149S02-II In the production of polymer-grade ethylene, petrochemical manufacturers must actively minimize the amount of acetylene contamination to less than 10 parts-per-million. Process control engineers must respond quickly to prevent the contamination of stored ethylene and irreversible… More

Novel Ultrasensitive Instrumentation for Trace Gas Measurements in the Field

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72855S03-I The understanding of atmospheric chemistry and pollution transport in the troposphere, on large and small spatial scales, is limited by the availability of reliable, sensitive, and accurate instrumentation that is easy to use and yields rapid, real-time results. This project will develop… More

Singlet Oxygen Analyzer for COIL Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Senior Director
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research proposes to develop an ultrasensitive gas analyzer to directly measure the concentration of singlet oxygen in COIL applications. This analyzer, which based on our proprietary Off-Axis ICOS technology, willprovide unprecedented sensitivity in a… More

Acoustic Emission Sensor for Spacecraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Sensors offering accurate real-time monitoring and prediction of damages on vehicle subsystems are important for NASA to reduce both time and costs required for operations involving vehicle inspection. Fiber Bragg Gratings are promising candidates for such sensors because of their high sensitivity… More

Flight-based instrumentation for in situ measurements of multiple trace gases

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a novel, flight-ready, instrument based on a new technology called Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy and continuous-wave, mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers to simultaneously measure the concentrations of CO, CH4, and N2O in the stratosphere and… More

Novel Isotopic Gas Analyzer for Plant Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop, test and deploy a compact, rugged instrument based on a new technology called Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy for plant health monitoring. This instrument will measure several important gas-phase quantities with high sensitivity, accuracy and… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Instrumentation for Methane Flux Measurements in Ambient Air

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to support the development of a compact, rugged instrument for field measurements of methane flux. The instrument is based on a new technology called Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) combined with… More

Novel Medical Diagnostic Instrument based on Real-time Breath Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop and test a novel medical diagnostic instrument that will non-invasively measure the ratio of the isotopic abundances of 13C to 12C in exhaled breath. The instrument, based on a new technology called Off-Axis ICOS, will be inexpensive, portable, easy to use, and… More

In-Situ Hydrothermal Vent Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project concerns the novel application of cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy to determine isotope ratios in carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor emitting from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The NASA Ames Astrobiology Group is interested in… More

SBIR Phase II: Novel Breath Diagnostic Instrument for Detection of Disease

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop a carbon isotope ratio analyzer based on Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy to measure the ratio of the isotopic abundances of 13C to 12C in exhaled breath. The compact analyzer will serve as a medical… More

SBIR Phase II: Carbon Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project involves the development of a robust, field-portable gas analyzer capable of determining the carbon isotope ratio of carbon dioxide emitting from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. These vents provide access to water that has been trapped under the… More

Singlet Oxygen Analyzer for COIL Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Senior Director
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase II effort, Los Gatos Research proposes to deliver two unique singlet oxygen analyzers based on our proprietary Off-Axis ICOS technology. The first analyzer will be developed rapidly and provide extractive measurements of singlet oxygen with very high accuracy. The second… More

Acoustic Emission Sensor for Spacecraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a new Bragg grating-based acoustic emission (AE) sensor technology consisting of optical fibers, integrated optical waveguides, and an on-chip optical demodulation device system. Compared with conventional optical fiber based sensor systems, our technology… More

Novel Ultrasensitive Instrumentation for Trace Gas Measurements in the Field

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$623,844.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72855-The understanding of atmospheric chemistry and pollution transport in the troposphere, on large and small spatial scales, is limited by the availability of reliable, sensitive, and accurate instrumentation that is easy to use and yields rapid, real-time results. This project will develop a… More

Flight-Based Instrumentation for In Situ Measurements of Multiple Trace Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$524,750.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a novel, flight-ready, instrument based on a new technology called Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy and continuous-wave, mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers to simultaneously measure the concentrations of CO, CH4, and N2O in the stratosphere and… More

Novel Medical Diagnostic Instrument Based on Real-time Breath Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,963.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop and test a novel medical diagnostic instrument that will non-invasively measure the ratio of the isotopic abundances of 13C to 12C in exhaled breath. The instrument, based on a new technology called Off-Axis ICOS, will be inexpensive, portable, easy to use, and… More

UAV Flight Instrumentation for the In-Situ Measurement of Aerosol Optical Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Owano, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research, Inc. (LGR) proposes to develop a flight ready instrument, capable of deployment on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to simultaneously measure in situ aerosol extinction and scattering coefficients. The instrument will be lightweight, compact, robust, integrate into UAV platforms,… More

High Performance Wafer-Based Capillary Electrochromatography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Hong Jiao, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop wafer-based capillary electrochromatography for lab-on-a-chip (LOC) applications. These microfluidic devices will be engineered for integration with chemical and biomolecular LOC detector systems. For Phase I, a chip-based capillary electrochromatography system… More

In-Situ Extreme Environment Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,954.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project concerns the novel application of cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy to determine isotope ratios of carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor in extreme environments. These environments, which include deep-sea hydrothermal vents, ocean boreholes,… More

SBIR Phase I: Diode-Laser Sensors for Real-Time Control of Semiconductor Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Phase I project proposes to support the development of a real-time, insitu sensor for the monitoring and control of next-generation semiconductor etch tools. The sensor is based on ultrasensitive diode-laser absorption techniques for measurements of… More

Integrated Microfiltration Filter and Pump for Portable Water Decontamination System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
Light-weight, high-performance subcomponents, particularly filters and pumps, are needed to make a portable water purifier that can produce clean water from any source. At present, some of the principal problems that hamper this effort include the heavy weight of the pumps and their motors and the… More

SBIR Phase I:Acoustic Emission and Stress Sensor for Civil Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project concerns the development of a new Bragg grating-based technology consisting of optical fibers and integrated optical polymer waveguides. The proposed sensor system can be used for acoustic emission monitoring and inspection of large civil… More

A Multi-Wavelength CRDS Instrument for the In Situ Measurement of Atmospheric Optical Absorption

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Owano, Senior Director
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research, Inc. (LGR) proposes to develop a field deployable instrument to measure in situ atmospheric absorption of aerosol samples via simultaneous determination of extinction and scattering coefficients at multiple wavelengths. The prototype will be rack mountable for use on research… More

High Performance Wafer-Based Capillary Electrochromatography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,998.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Hong Jiao, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Phase II research comprises designing, constructing, and testing a chip-based capillary electrochromatography (CEC) prototype for separation and analysis of organic and inorganic molecules including amino acids and ions. The innovation of the proposed technology stems from its ability to… More

UAV Flight Instrumentation for the In-Situ Measurement of Aerosol Optical Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,953.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Owano, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research, Inc. (LGR) proposes to develop a flight ready instrument, capable of deployment on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to simultaneously measure in situ aerosol extinction and scattering coefficients. The instrument will be lightweight, compact, robust, integrate into UAV platforms,… More

Multi-species Isotopic Carbon Flux Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
79540S Detailed studies of carbon sequestration, atmospheric chemistry, and pollution transport in the troposphere, on both large and small spatial scales, are limited by the availability of reliable, precise, sensitive, and accurate gas measurement instrumentation that is easy to use and yields… More

Novel Fiber Sensors for Contaminant Monitoring Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
78095S Related to the Department of Energy (DOE) responsibility to remediate nuclear weapons sites, there is a need to characterize and monitor the soils, subsurface sediments, and ground water in order to determine various contaminant levels. In particular, new in situ technologies are urgently… More

Multiplexed Optical Fiber Sensor Arrays for Submarine Atmosphere Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,883.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, senior scientist
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop, test and deploy a compact, rugged and easy-to-use optical fiber sensor array device based on a new optical fiber-based cavity-enhanced absorption technique known as Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (ICOS). This novel instrument will record… More

Programmable Microfluidic Pump with Skin Penetration Enhancement for Drug Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,937.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
Our country's safety often falls on the shoulders of soldiers called on to perform their best for extended periods of time, often days at a time. During such situations, the ability to stay awake (or quickly fall asleep) is essential. Properly administered, pharmaceutical agents can play a… More

Pressure Scaling Laws for Spectroscopic Quantification of Nitric Oxide (NO) in Combustors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Douglas S. Baer, Vice President R&D
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
RI Contact:
Meredith O'Connor
Abstract:
In Phase I, LGR and Stanford University (R.K. Hanson's group, High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department) will develop and demonstrate a laser induced fluorescence spectroscopic technique for accurate and spatially precise measurements of NO in high-performance… More

High Performance Fiber-Optic Sensor for Environmental Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a low-cost, compact, lightweight, rugged and easy-to-use environmental monitoring optical fiber sensor device based on the principle of cavity-enhanced absorption technique. This novel instrument will record concentration measurements of multiple gases… More

Multifunctional Integrated Optic Sensor for Detection of Cracks and Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a new nondestructive inspection sensor system, capable of simultaneously measuring strain-based load and detecting crack, corrosion, and disbonding in inaccessible areas of aerospace structures. Our novel sensor technology offers a number of advantages… More

Programmable Microfluidic Pump with Skin Penetration Enhancement for Drug Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,914.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Soldiers in the field often perform difficult tasks under stressful situations for days at a time. Properly administered, pharmaceutical agents play a critical role helping soldiers operate at peak levels in these situations. Unfortunately, oral ingestion may result in unwanted drug peaks and… More

Multiplexed Optical Fiber Sensor Arrays for Submarine Atmosphere Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,524.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop novel multiplexed sensor system capable of real-time simultaneous measurements of several atmospheric gases onboard submarines with ppb-level sensitivity. These multi-species analyzers will be based on Off-Axis ICOS, a technology developed and commercialized at… More

Cavity-Enhanced Gas Analyzer for In-Situ Sampling of Biogenic Gases and Their Isotopes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,298.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project concerns the novel application of cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy to quantify biogenic gases (CH4, CO2, and NH3) and their isotopes (13C/12C and 18O/16O) on Mars and other future planetary missions. These species and their isotope… More

Nonintrusive Optical Thermometers for Real-Time Control of Fabrication Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop an instrument that provides real-time, in situ measurements of substrate temperature in optical coating reactors. The instrument will employ an inexpensive diode laser, fiber optic components, and established laser interferometry… More

Dynamic Strain and Crack Monitoring Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,960.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The development of condition-based monitoring sensor network systems has the potential to provide an enhanced aircraft safety by real time assessment of the aircraft's structural integrity. Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a structural health monitoring sensor system, capable of… More

Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based High Sensitivity Gas Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research, Inc. proposes to develop a lightweight, compact, rugged, near-infrared gas-sensing spectroscopy instrument to accurately measure the abundance of various gases indicative of the presence of life. These gases include carbon dioxide, ammonia, and methane. This instrument will be… More

Lightweight, High-Precision Instrument for Balloon Sonde CO2 Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,963.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
More accurate determination of CO2 in the atmosphere is required to reliably quantify the sources and sinks of carbon in the environment. However, current CO2 analytical instrumentation is relatively large and heavy, and requires significant amounts of electrical power to operate. As a result, in… More

Field-Deployable Gas Analyzer for MMV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,974.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
As anthropogenic carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, the DOE has pioneered a Carbon Sequestration Program to capture and store carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in geological formations. One of the key components of this program involves the monitoring and verification of injected… More

Novel laser spectrophotometer for real-time analysis of doubly labeled water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,625.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop and test a novel laser-based spectrophotometer (Water Isotope Analyzer) for measurements of glucose metabolism and of energy expenditure. The instrument will… More

SBIR Phase I: Automated Structural Health Monitoring Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will support the development of an automated structural health monitoring sensor system with wireless data acquisition capability, capable of detecting crack, corrosion, and disbonding in metal structures and advanced materials. This… More

Cavity-Enhanced Diagnostic Instrumentation for EOIL Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, VP Optical Technologies
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I research effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop an ultrasensitive diagnostic for EOIL applications. The instrument, which will be based on LGR's proprietary Off-Axis cavity-enhanced technology, will be capable of providing highly accurate, in situ quantification… More

Ultrasensitive Diagnostics for Hypersonic Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, VP Optical Technologies
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop an ultrasensitive, multiplexed gas analyzer to simultaneously measure several key combustion species from the turbulent flow field of a air-breathing, hypersonic propulsion system. This analyzer, which is based on LGR's… More

Aeropropulsion Test Facility Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Douglas S. Baer, Executive Vice President
Abstract:
Advanced diagnostic methods are required for characterization of high enthalpy test facilities including arc heated and propulsion test facilities. To date, reliable quantitative measurements of combustion efficiency, thrust, gas temperature, species concentrations and velocity in high-speed… More

A Laser-Based Diagnostic Suite for Hypersonic Test Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,989.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish O. Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a suite of laser-based diagnostics for the study of reactive and non-reactive hypersonic flows. These sensors will include both in situ and line-of-sight measurements of several critical parameters including gas temperature,… More

Novel Instrumentation for Real-Time Combustion Monitoring and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Effective monitoring and control of power plants, industrial furnaces, boilers, incinerators and other combustion systems is limited by the sensitivity, specificity, speed, and reliability of available sensors and control systems. As a result, industrial combustion-based processes operate with… More

Ultrasensitive Airborne Instrumentation for the Quantification of Aerosol Precursors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In the troposphere, carbonaceous aerosols warm the atmosphere, thereby limiting cloud production and reducing precipitation. Also, sulfate aerosols in the stratosphere reflect sunlight, moderating climate warming. In laboratory experiments, sulfate aerosol formation appears to depend in a strong… More

Isotope Analyzer for Real-Time Measurements in the Field

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project will employ Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) technology to develop, deploy, and test a field-portable methane isotope analyzer for the measurement of carbon isotope ratios (d13C) and methane (CH4) concentrations in ambient air. The instrument will be… More

Cavity-Enhanced Diagnostic Instrumentation for EOIL Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$707,594.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, VP Optical Technologies
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase II effort, Los Gatos Research proposes to deliver a diagnostic suite for EOIL applications. The analyzer, which is based on LGR's proprietary Off-Axis ICOS technology, will be capable of making rapid, in-situ measurements of several critical species, including O2(X, a, b), O(3P,… More

Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based High Sensitivity Gas Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$573,577.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
micah R. yairi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research, Inc. proposes to develop a lightweight, compact, rugged, near and mid-infrared gas-sensing spectroscopy instrument to accurately measure the abundance of various gases on Mars and other extra-terrestrial bodies. These gases include methane, water vapor, carbon dioxide, and… More

Ultrasensitive Diagnostics for Hypersonic Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,538.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, VP Optical Technologies
Abstract:
In this Small Business Innovative Research effort, Los Gatos Research, Inc. proposes to develop two laser-diagnostic instruments to accurately quantify CH4, C2H4, CO, CO2, O2, N2, and H2O in hypersonic, air-breathing propulsion systems. The first sensor will provide in situ measurements of specific… More

Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,979.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas S. Baer, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop novel laser-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous measurements of gas temperature, velocity and mole fractions of several important species in rocket plume exhaust flows at NASA Stennis Space Center. Based on… More

Dynamic Strain and Crack Monitoring Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$556,537.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien F. Nguyen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a new automated vehicle health monitoring sensor system capable of measuring loads and detecting crack, corrosion, and disbonding in advanced aerospace structures using a novel lock-in laser interrogation technique combined with a Bragg grating array (BGA)… More

Nonintrusive Optical Thermometers for Real-Time Control of Fabrication Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,813.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas A. Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In the proposed SBIR Phase I program LGR will develop and deploy a novel instrument ("Optical Thermometer") that provides real-time, in situ, non-contact measurements of substrate temperature in optical coating reactors. The instrument will employ an inexpensive diode laser, fiber optic components,… More

Field-Deployable Gas Analyzer for MMV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,099.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In response to recent evidence confirming that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are disturbing the natural carbon cycle and resulting in global warming, DOE has pioneered a Carbon Sequestration Program to capture and store CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions in geological sites. However, despite… More

Lightweight, High-Precision Instrument for Balloon Sonde CO2 Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$676,208.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
More accurate determination of CO2 in the atmosphere is required to reliably quantify the sources and sinks of carbon in the environment. Current CO2 analytical instrumentation is relatively large and heavy, and requires significant amounts of electrical power to operate. As a result, in situ CO2… More

SBIR Phase I: Photonic Sensors for Nondestructive Evaluation Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project will support the development of a nondestructive inspection and evaluation sensor system, capable of measuring state of strain of advanced materials and structures as well as detecting and locating damages in these materials and… More

SBIR Phase II: Automated Structural Health Monitoring Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,838.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will support the development of a new automated structural health monitoring (SHM) sensor system capable of detecting cracks and measuring stress in advanced structures. Current electrically-based SHM instrument is bulky and… More

A Laser-Based Diagnostic Suite for Hypersonic Test Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,619.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a suite of laser-based diagnostics for the study of reactive and non-reactive hypersonic flows. These sensors will utilize diode laser spectroscopy to determine several critical parameters including gas temperature, velocity, and… More

Novel Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography for Mars Organic Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,694.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Hong Jiao, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a powerful new technology - next generation Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography ýý a high performance and low power consumption microfluidic sample separation device suited for separating organic molecules as signatures of past and present life on Mars. … More

A Portable Corrosion Detector for inspecting Aircraft Structures with Complex Geometries.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, senior scientist
Abstract:
Aging aircraft commonly suffers from several types of degradation including corrosion, cracking and lack of bonding. Severe corrosive environment of naval aircrafts results in corrosion as the fundamental reason for aging aircraft. A corrosion detection system, independent from geometrical… More

Novel Precision Fiber Optic Gyroscope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Gyroscopes are found in nearly every airplane, many cars, robots, missiles, and more. The reason for such broad, wide-spread use is simple: gyroscopes are excellent tools for determining rotation, and can be quite sensitive. Fiber-optic gyroscopes, though light weight and robust, have not been… More

Dynamic Multicomponent Optical Analyzer for Chemical Weapon (CW) Exposure Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, President
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to design, develop and test a novel laser-based gas analyzer optimized for chemical weapon exposure studies based on cavity enhanced absorption in the mid-infrared spectral region. This analyzer will provide sensitive and accurate… More

Programmable Transdermal Drug Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Prostate cancer and central precocious puberty linked through improper gonadal steroid levels - are most common in either the elderly or youth populations. Similar gonadal steroid problems also connected to endometrios is. Some traditional methodologies for… More

Isotope Analyzer for Real-Time Measurements in the Field

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$686,487.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project will use spectroscopy technology to develop, deploy and test a field-portable methane isotope analyzer for measurements of carbon isotope ratios and methane concentrations in ambient air. This instrument will be capable of providing in-situ, accurate, quantification of both methane… More

Ultrasensitive Airborne Instrumentation for the Quantification of Aerosol Precursors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$736,885.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Carbonaceous aerosols warm the atmosphere while sulfate aerosols reflect sunlight, moderating climate warming. In laboratory experiments, sulfate aerosol formation depends, in a strong, non-linear manner, on ammonia concentrations. There are limited field-studies, and uncertainties are partially… More

Novel Instrumentation for Nitric Oxide Measurements in Biological Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,358.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop and test a novel mid-infrared laser-based NO Analyzer for measurements of nitric oxide concentration in cellular m edia (biological samples) over a wide… More

Aeropropulsion Test Facility Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$468,044.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Douglas S. Baer, President
Abstract:
Advanced diagnostic methods are required for characterization of high enthalpy propulsion test facilities. To date, reliable quantitative measurements of combustion efficiency, thrust, gas temperature, species concentrations and velocity in high-speed combustion flows and of temperature, velocity… More

Novel Instrumentation for Real-Time Combustion Monitoring and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$673,049.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The effective monitoring and control of high-temperature process streams that consist of reactive gases (including gases from syngas plants, chemical processes, power plants, industrial furnaces, boilers, and incinerators) is limited by the sensitivity, specificity, speed, and reliability of… More

Field-Deployable Water Isotope Analyzer for Stream Sampling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DOE is currently responsible for the remediation of 1.7 trillion gallons of contaminated ground water and 40 million cubic meters of contaminated soil generated at over 7000 discrete sites from past weapons production activities. This remediation involves a variety of methodologies including… More

Novel Instrumentation for In Situ Combustion Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase I is to develop, demonstrate and test a novel instrument based on laser absorption diagnostics for fast, in situ measurements of important parameters (static gas temperature, bulk gas velocity, and gas concentration) in the high speed flows typical in NASA propulsion test… More

High Sensitivity Light-Weight Gyroscope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,835.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
Northwestern University
RI Contact:
Susan Ross
Abstract:
Gyroscopes are found in nearly every airplane, many cars, robots, missiles, and more. The reason for such broad, wide-spread use is simple: gyroscopes are excellent tools for determining rotation, and can be quite sensitive. Improving the sensitivity of optical gyroscopes while also reducing their… More

Dynamic Multicomponent Optical Analyzer for Chemical Weapon (CW) Exposure Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,618.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, President
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase II program, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to design, develop and test an advanced laser-based gas analyzer optimized for chemical weapon exposure studies based on cavity enhanced absorption in the mid-infrared spectral region. Building on the successful Phase I effort, this… More

Novel Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography for Mars Organic Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,947.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Hong Jiao, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a powerful new technology - next generation Micro-Capillary Electrochromatography - a high performance and low power consumption microfluidic sample separation device suitable for separating organic molecules as signatures as past and present life on Mars. In… More

Ultrasensitive Atmospheric Analyzer for Miniature UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,956.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a highly-accurate, lightweight, low-power gas analyzer for quantification of water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4) aboard miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (mini-UAVs). This analyzer, which will exploit… More

Novel Polymer Microfluidics Technology for In Situ Planetary Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,971.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Hong Jiao, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a new polymer based microfluidics technology for NASA planetary science applications. In particular, we will design, build and demonstrate a micro-capillary electrochromatography instrument based on a rigid monolithic porous polymer structure as the stationary… More

Photonic Sensor for Nondestructive Testing of Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,934.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a photonic sensor instrumentation, capable of monitoring distributed load and acoustic emission (AE) for rapid inspection of damages in composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPV). Our novel sensor technology offers a number of advantages including sensor… More

Novel Precision Fiber Optic Gyroscope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,839.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Gyroscopes are found in nearly every airplane, many cars, robots, missiles, and more. The reason for such broad, wide-spread use is simple: gyroscopes are excellent tools for determining rotation, and can be quite sensitive. Fiber-optic gyroscopes, though light weight and robust, have not been… More

Advanced Diagnostics for Detonation-Powered Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, President
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop novel laser absorption-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous measurements of gas temperature, velocity and mole fractions of several important species in pulsed detonation flows. Based on laser absorption… More

Fiber Optic Acoustic Emission Monitoring System for Condition Based Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,851.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, senior scientist
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a multi-channel, distributed fiber optic sensor instrumentation, capable of monitoring acoustic emission (AE) for rapid detection of impact damage and cracks in structural components. Our novel sensor technology offers a number of advantages including sensor… More

Compact Gas-Phase Sulfur Analyzer for JP-8 Reforme

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,635.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, President
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research proposes to utilize its patented Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) technology to develop a compact, sensitive analyzer capable of accurately quantifying gas-phase sulfur species (H2S and COS) in a JP-8 fuel reformer unit. The… More

Field-Deployable Water Isotope Analyzer for Stream Sampling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$741,098.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The DOE is responsible for the remediation of 1.7 trillion gallons of contaminated ground water and 40 million cubic meters of contaminated soil generated from weapons production activities at 7000 discrete sites. In order to maintain site stewardship, the DOE requires improved instrumentation to… More

Novel Transdermal Patch for Smoking Addiction Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Traditional medication-based methodologies for treating nicotine addiction have focused on delivering nicotine, most commonly via gum or a passive nicotine transdermal patch. Recently new medications, particularly bupr opion and varenicline, both administered… More

Novel Sensor for Industrial Process Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,922.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Effective monitoring and control of steel manufacturing plants, industrial furnaces, boilers, incinerators, and other combustion systems is limited by the accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, speed, and reliability of available sensors. As a result, industrial high-temperature processes release… More

A novel laser-based spectrophotometer for real-time analysis of doubly labeled wa

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$733,181.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Small Business Innovative Research Phase II project, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop and test (with collaborators KineMed and Metabolic Solutions) a novel laser-based spectrophotometer (Water Isotop e Analyzer) for measurements of glucose… More

High Sensitivity Light-Weight Gyroscope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,815.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
Northwestern University
RI Contact:
Selim Shahriar
Abstract:
Gyroscopes are found in nearly every airplane, many cars, robots, missiles, and more. The reason for such broad, wide-spread use is simple: gyroscopes are excellent tools for determining rotation, and can be quite sensitive. Improving the sensitivity of optical gyroscopes while also reducing their… More

An Integrated Physics-Based Framework for Detecting Precursor to Damage in Naval Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,837.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, senior physicist
Research Institution:
Arizona State University
RI Contact:
Professor Aditi Chattopadhyay
Abstract:
Aging aircraft commonly suffers from several types of degradation including fatigue cracking and lack of bonding. It is virtually impossible to predict degradation in structural performance or when a component or structure will fail due to the inability to test new material systems under all loading… More

Photonic Sensor for Nondestructive Testing of Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$598,471.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a new automated health monitoring sensor system capable of monitoring distributed load and acoustic emission (AE) for rapid inspection of damages in composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPV). Our novel sensor technology offers a number of advantages… More

Novel Polymer Microfluidics Technology for In Situ Planetary Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,171.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Hong Jiao, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a novel microfluidic device that combines rigid monolithic porous polymer based micro-capillary electrochromatography (microCEC) with ultra-high sensitive UV laser induced fluorescence (LIF)optical detection capable of accurately measuring concentrations of… More

Novel Instrumentation for In Situ Combustion Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$598,166.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase I is to develop, demonstrate and test a novel instrument based on laser absorption diagnostics for fast, in situ measurements of important parameters (static gas temperature, bulk gas velocity, and gas concentration) in the high speed flows typical in NASA propulsion test… More

Novel Instrumentation for Lunar Regolith Oxygen Production Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase I is to develop, demonstrate and test novel instrumentation based on ultrasensitive laser absorption spectroscopy for sensitive real-time measurements of several important parameters for monitoring and control of oxygen production facilities and for analyses of lunar… More

Fiber Optic Acoustic Emission Monitoring System for Condition Based Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,388.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen, senior physicist
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research is developing light-weight, low-cost, real-time, compact, multi-channel fiber optic (FO) acoustic emission (AE) system for condition based maintenance applications. Using a novel laser-based optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor interrogation technique combined with… More

Programmable transdermal drug delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,768.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Prostate cancer and central precocious puberty - linked through improper gonadal steroid levels - are most common in either the elderly or youth populations. Similar gonadal steroid problems also connected to endometrio sis. Some traditional methodologies for… More

Lab-on-a-chip Technology for in-situ Mercury Speciation Characterizarion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,825.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Many different types of metals and their chemical species are present in groundwater and soil at DOE sites. Mercury is a particular concern because it is a very toxic element that is widely spread in the atmosphere and water. Despite advances to measurement technology at laboratory level, the real… More

Novel Sensor for Industrial Process Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,283.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Effective monitoring and control of steel manufacturing plants, industrial furnaces, boilers, incinerators and other combustion systems is limited by the accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, speed (time response) and reliability of available sensors. As a result, industrial high-temperature… More

Dramatic Improvements to the Doubly Labeled Water Technique by Measurement of 17O

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,406.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Elena S. Berman – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The high prevalence of obesity in the US is a major public health concern, as overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many chronic diseases. Obesity stems from an imbalance between total caloric consumption and total energy expenditure (TEE),… More

Novel Instrumentation for Lunar Regolith Oxygen Production Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$596,380.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop, test and deploy three novel compact, rugged and easy-to-use multi-gas analysis instruments, based on tunable diode laser absorption spectrometry and a patented cavity-enhanced laser absorption-based strategy called Off-Axis… More

Highly Accurate Sensor for High-Purity Oxygen Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$92,647.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
The University of Wisconsin - Madison
RI Contact:
Janice Kalvin
Abstract:
In this STTR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) and Professor Scott Sanders (Mechanical Engineering Department, University of WisconsinÂ? Madison) propose to develop a highly-accurate sensor for high-purity oxygen determination. The analyzer, which is based on near-infrared tunable diode… More

In Situ Laser Diagnostics for Arc-Jet Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,510.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Doug Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop novel instrumentation based on laser absorption spectroscopy techniques for ultrasensitive measurements of atomic and molecular concentrations as well as gas temperature and velocity in high enthalpy flows. These autonomous… More

NO2 Analyzer for Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,659.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ incoherent Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy (iCRDS) to develop a compact, cost-effective nitrogen dioxide (NO2) analyzer for deployment aboard miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This portable… More

Mobile Greenhouse Gas Flux Analyzer for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,665.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Elena Berman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a highly-accurate, lightweight, low-power gas analyzer for eddy flux covariance measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) aboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This analyzer will be the first sensor capable… More

Compact High-Power Widely Tunable Mid-IR Light Source for Planetary Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,941.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Schaar, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research, Inc. (LGR) and Professor Martin Fejer and his group at Stanford University propose to develop and demonstrate a compact, monolithic, efficient, high-power, narrow-linewidth tunable laser source operating in the 3.2-3.4 um wavelength region. LGR's mid-infrared (mid-IR) light… More

Isotopic Carbon Dioxide Analyzer for Flux Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,708.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Dr. – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research, Inc. (LGR) proposes to develop a rugged, field-deployable, Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) instrument for atmospheric carbon dioxide isotopic flux measurements. The instrument will provide highly accurate and precise measurements of 12C16O18O, … More

Lab-on-a-chip Technology for in-situ Mercury Speciation Characterizarion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,125.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Many different types of metals and their chemical species are present in groundwater and soil at DOE sites. Mercury is a particular concern because it is a very toxic element that is widely spread in the atmosphere and water. Despite advances to measurement technology at laboratory level, the real… More

Compact, Cost-Effective Nitrogen Dioxide Analyzer for NAAQS Compliance Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,965.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta – (650) 965-7772
Abstract:
"In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposed to employ incoherent Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy (iCRDS) to develop a compact, cost-effective nitrogen dioxide (CO2) analyzer for National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) compliance monitoring. This portable instrument will provide rapid… More

Highly Accurate Sensor for High-Purity Oxygen Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,216.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
The University of Wisconsin, Madison
RI Contact:
Nicholas Novak
Abstract:
In this STTR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) and the University of Wisconsin (UW) propose to develop a highly-accurate sensor for high-purity oxygen determination. The analyzer, which is based on LGR's patented Off-Axis ICOS technique, will be capable of rapidly quantifying high-purity oxygen… More

Mobile Greenhouse Gas Flux Analyzer for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,675.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Elena Berman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop highly-accurate, lightweight, low-power gas analyzers for measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) aboard NASAs Sensor Integrated Environmental Remote Research Aircraft (SIERRA) unmanned aerial system (UAS). These analyzers, which will… More

Ultrasensitive Analyzer for Realtime, In-Situ Airborne and Terrestrial Measurements of OCS, CO2, and CO

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,529.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ its patented mid-infrared Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) technique to develop a compact OCS, CO2, and CO analyzer. This sensor will provide rapid (up to 10 Hz),… More

Methane Origin Instrument (MOI): Methane Isotope and Hydrocarbon Analyzer for Mars Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,710.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ mid-infrared Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) to develop a compact, rugged analyzer to quantify low concentrations of 12CH4 (methane), 13CH4 (delta_13C of methane),… More

Triple Isotope Water Analyzer for Extraplanetary Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,061.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a miniature, high-resolution, low power, triple-isotope water analyzer for lunar and planetary exploration based on tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) in conjunction with… More

Laser-Based Sensor for Nitrate Isotope Analysis in Water Pollution Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,569.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, VP R&D – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
Nitrate (NO3-) contamination in water is a worldwide environmental problem. High nitrate levels can result in adverse human health effects and eutrophication of lakes, rivers, oceans, and terrestrial ecosystems. There are several sources of nitrates, including manure, fertilizers, sewage, industrial… More

Ultra-Sensitive Detection of Air Toxics Using Incoherent Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,291.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
J. B. Leen – (650) 965-7772
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to design, build and test a novel Incoherent Cavity Ring Dow Spectroscopy (iCRDS) gas analyzer operating I the mid-infrared (MIR) region for the continuous, real-time, on-site detection of multiple air toxics in ambient air. Specific… More

Isotopic Carbon Dioxide Analyzer for Flux Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$992,825.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer, Dr. – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
A detailed understanding of carbon cycle is limited by the availability of rapid, accurate, and easy-to-use isotope analyzers. Researchers use stable isotope data to study: 1) recycling of CO2 within forests; 2) water use efficiency; 3) partitioning carbon exchange into its components; and 4)… More

Portable System for the Measurements of Concentration, Isotopic Composition and Flux of Ambient CH4 and CO2 Released from Soil and Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,812.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Dr. – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
Recent work has shown that there are substantial methane and carbon dioxide emissions from microseepages of biogenic, thermogenic, and abiotic sources through the subsurface that are not included in the carbon balance. Research on microseeps with such low fluxes (10 100 mg m-2 d-1) requires… More

Site-Specific Nitrous Oxide Isotope Analyzer for Measuring Bioremediation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,538.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Dr. – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
DOE is responsible for the remediation of 1.7 trillion gallons of contaminated ground water and 40 million cubic meters of contaminated soil generated at over 7000 discrete sites from past weapons production activities. This remediation involves a variety of methodologies including bioremediation,… More

Laser-based spectrometer for real-time monitoring of VOCs at Superfund sites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,914.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John B. Leen – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from contaminated groundwater plumes represent a significant health risk at industrial sites throughout the nation and a specific need exists for VOC monitoring at Superfund sites. Accurate, real-time monitoring of… More

Site-Specific Nitrous Oxide Isotope Analyzer for Measuring Bioremediation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$990,039.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DOE is responsible for the remediation of 1.7 trillion gallons of contaminated ground water and 40 million cubic meters of contaminated soil generated at over 7000 sites from past weapons activities. This remediation includes bioremediation, where substances are injected into the subsurface to… More

Ultrasensitive Analyzer for Real-time, In-Situ Airborne and Terrestrial Measurements of OCS, CO2, and CO

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$693,786.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator – (650) 965-7772
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) will employ its patented mid-infrared Off-Axis ICOS technique to develop a compact carbonyl sulfide (OCS), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and water vapor (H2O) analyzer. This sensor will provide rapid (10 Hz), real-time, accurate… More

Triple Isotope Water Analyzer for Extraplanetary Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$685,767.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ Off-Axis ICOS to develop triple-isotope water analyzers for lunar and other extraplanetary exploration. This instrument will provide highly accurate quantification of dD, d18O, and d17O to better than & #177 0.3 0/00, & #177 0.1 0/00, and &… More

Dramatic Improvements to the Doubly Labeled Water Technique by Measurement of 17O

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$744,465.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Elena S. Berman – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The high prevalence of obesity in the US is a major public health concern, as overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many chronic diseases. Obesity stems from an imbalance between total caloric consumption and total energy expenditure (TEE),… More

Laser-Based Sensor for Nitrate Isotope Analysis in Water Pollution Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$450,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta, CTO – 650-965-7772
Abstract:
In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to utilize its patented Off-Axis ICOS technology to develop an analyzer for the accurate determination of 15N/14N, 18O/16O, and 17O/16O isotope ratios in nitrates (d15N, d18O, and d17O). The system will… More