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Sensitive Measurement of Water Vapor from Commercial Aviation Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
37756
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
37756
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco St. Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Sensitive Measurement of Water Vapor from Commercial Aviation Platforms
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Commercial aviation offers a low cost platform from which to make extensive humidity measurements, provided the instrumentation can run autonomously and endure the rigorous flight schedules. Advances in state of the art diode laser gas sensing technology make possible compact, fully automated, self-calibrating instrumentation with the sensitivity needed to measure humidity levels throughout the troposphere. This Phase 1 SBIR will investigate the feasibility of integrating diode laser water measurement technology into a package for commercial air carriers. The study will provide: 1) a design specification for meeting packaging requirements; 2) anticipated performance of such an instrument; 3) a method for validating the data by comparison to other humidity measurements; and 4) an output data structure that facilitates the use of the humidity data sets by all members of the atmospheric research community.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Hovde
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Business Contact:


5132721323
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

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