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ATMOSPERIC SO2 MEASUREMENTS FROM AIRCRAFT USING OPTOACOUSTIC SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2535
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2535
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ophir Corp
10184 West Belleview Avenue, Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127-1762
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: ATMOSPERIC SO2 MEASUREMENTS FROM AIRCRAFT USING OPTOACOUSTIC SPECTROSCOPY
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $496,000.00
 

Abstract:

OVER THE PAST DECADE, THERE HSA BEEN A SURGE OF IN- TEREST WITHIN THE PHYSICS COMMUNITY CONCERNING OP- TOACOUSTIC LASER SPECTROSCOPY FOR MEASUREMENTS IN GASES, LIQUIDS, AND SOLIDS. OPTOACOUSTIC LASER SPEC- TROSCOPY HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE THE MOST SENSITIVE METHOD FOR MEASURING ATMOSPHERIC TRACE=GAS CONCEN- TRATIONS, AND IS INHERENTLY A FAST-RESPONSE OPTICAL METHOD SUITED FOR RAPIDLY MOVING PLATFORMS. IT IS THEREFORE A NATURAL CHOICE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION DESIGNED TO MEASURE AT- MOSPHERIC TRACE GASES. PHASE I WILL ATTEMPT EXPERI- MENTAL DEMONSTRATION OF EXTENDING OPTOACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES TO THE ACOUSTICALLY NOISY AIRCRAFT ENVIRONMENT. FURTHERMORE, A NUMERICAL MODEL OF AN OPOACOUSTIC INSTRUMENT FOR SO2 MEAS- UREMENTS TO PREDICT ACOUSTIC SIGNAL LEVELS AND SO2 CONCENTRATION SENSITIVITIES WILL BE DEVELOPED. IN PHASE II A FAST RESPONSE SO2 SENSOR WILL BE DESIGNED, FABRICATED, AND TESTED IN THE LABORATORY AND ON A RESEARCH AIRCRAFT. THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EF- FORT IS BASED ON EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION, INFRARED OPTICAL IN- STRUMENTATION, COUSTICS. ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION AND OPTICS, REMOTE SENSING, AND CLOUD PHYSICS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Todd A. Cerni
Principal Investigator
3039861512

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ophir Corp.
7333 West Jefferson Avenue Suite 210 Lakewood, CO 80235

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