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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70187
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-139-0369
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: 2004
Title: A Multi-Wavelength CRDS Instrument for the In Situ Measurement of Atmospheric Optical Absorption
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00244-04-P-1735
Award Amount: $69,995.00
 

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 aircraft or ships, compact, robust, and capable of simultaneously measuring aerosol extinction and scattering coefficients to 0.1 Mm-1 at three wavelengths with a 1 second sampling rate. This highly innovative and unique instrument, based on cavity-enhanced laser spectroscopy, will operate autonomously and continuously stream data for storage or downlink. By significantly increasing the speed, sensitivity, and accuracy of in situ aerosol optical property measurements, this instrument will enhance studies of atmospheric aerosols and provide valuable data critical to the elucidation of aerosol effects on the radiative balance of Earth's atmosphere. This instrument will also provide information which will aid in the interpretation of data acquired by existing methods such as lidars, radiometers, and laser scatter probes. Data from this instrument will also be of great use in determining how in situ measurements compare to remote sensing measurements.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Owano
Senior Director
6509657713
t.owano@lgrinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony O'Keefe
President
6509657772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

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