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A NEW SPECTROPHOTOMETER FOR STRATOSPHERIC OZONE MEASUREMENT

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21612
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21612
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Research Support Instruments, Inc.
4325-B Forbes Blvd. Lanham, MD 20706-4854
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: A NEW SPECTROPHOTOMETER FOR STRATOSPHERIC OZONE MEASUREMENT
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,038.00
 

Abstract:

A LOW-COST SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET SCANNING SPECTRORADIOMETER, SUITABLE FOR MODERATE RESOLUTION (1 NM) MEASUREMENTS OF SOLAR IRRADIANCE IN THE UV-B SPECTRAL RANGE, 290-320 NM IS BEING DEVELOPED. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE INSTRUMENT ARE SOLAR UV-B AND COLUMN OZONE MEASUREMENTS FOR THE DETECTION OF SECULAR TRENDS. THIS WOULD COMPLEMENT THE VERY EXPENSIVE SCANNING SPECTRORADIOMETERS, CURRENTLY IN USE FOR STRATOSPHERIC OZONE MEASUREMENTS, BY PROVIDING COMPARABLE MEASUREMENTS WITH A RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE INSTRUMENT SUITABLE FOR WIDE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION. IT ALSO COMPLEMENTS SATELLITE OZONE OBSERVATIONS, PROVIDING CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENTS AT SPECIFIC LOCATIONS AND "GROUND TRUTH" TO COORDINATE WITH SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS. THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A STANDARD AND RELIABLE, BUT ECONOMICAL, INSTRUMENT FOR GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION IN A WORLDWIDE NETWORK FOR MEASURING AND MONITORING ANTHROPOGENIC CHANGES IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

Principal Investigator:

Jack A Mckay
4107856250

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Research Support Instruments
10610 Beaver Dam Rd Hunt Valley, MD 21030

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