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Antimonide Laser Spectrometer for measuring the flux of ammonia

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57211
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-70
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Antimonide Laser Spectrometer for measuring the flux of ammonia
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0032
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR research project will investigate the feasibility of an ammonia sensor based on an antimonide laser and an advanced, low noise modulation spectroscopy method. The rapid response and high sensitivity will allow the use of the eddy correlation method to provide continuous measurement of ammonia flux. Minor adjustments to the laser operating point will allow the instrument to measure the flux of methane or nitrous oxide. Tasks in Phase I include modeling and measuring the spectrum of ammonia near 2300 nm, using a simulated annealing algorithm to solve the nonlinear equations optimizing the modulation function and validating the solution with experimental measurements, testing the time response of materials for the sample system, and estimating the performance of a fully engineered system.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Hovde
Principal Research Scientist
5132721323
dchovde@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan C. Stanton
President
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No