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Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based High Sensitivity Gas Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77652
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054009
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based High Sensitivity Gas Sensor
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNA07BA44C
Award Amount: $573,577.00
 

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 ammonia. This instrument will be a fully autonomous, stand-alone, remotely operable all fiber-based spectroscopy sensor capable of measuring gases in a Martian environment. The proposed prototype sensor includes the novel use of hollow photonic crystal fibers, which further enables accurate measurement of even small samples of gas. The project will also leverage Los Gatos Research's prior work developing rugged, autonomous gas sensors for extreme environments that NASA is currently using.

Principal Investigator:

micah R. yairi
Principal Investigator
6509657772
m.yairi@lgrinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony D. O'Keefe
President
6509657772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.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:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No