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Carbon Isotope Ratiometer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
54913
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
60985S00-II
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Carbon Isotope Ratiometer
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG03-00ER83036
Award Amount: $0.00
 

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 contamination a serious problem. This project will develop new fieldable instrumentation that can make these determinations at a site in real time, and transmit the information to monitoring personnel in real time via wireless internet communication. In Phase I, the new technique was demonstrated in the wavelength range (infrared) where the instrument will function. Also, a detailed design for the entire package was developed. In Phase II, two parallel efforts will be initiated to develop both the sensor instrument package as well as the remote field packaging. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The instrument core of the package should also have commercial applications in chemical monitoring for large chemical processing plants.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony O'Keefe
President
6509657780
aoklgr@ix.netcom.com

Business Contact:

Noel O'Keefe
Vice President
6509653439
noklgr@mindspring.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No