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Differential Absorption DIAL Apparatus for CO2 Flux Measurement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94662
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91236
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: 2009
Title: Differential Absorption DIAL Apparatus for CO2 Flux Measurement
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85440
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Carbon dioxide fluxes to the biosphere must be measured to determine if the rate of CO2 absorption by the environment is changing. Instruments for measuring CO2 should be capable of remote operation in rugged field environments and should be easy to set up. This project will develop a differential absorption lidar system that will be capable of measuring CO2 concentrations from stand-off distances of one kilometer. It is based on rugged, eye-safe lasers which require little electrical power and no alignment. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee In addition to CO2 measurements, the system could be adapted to make measurements of hazardous gases at chemical factories or to check for leaks of natural gas.

Principal Investigator:

David Hovde
Dr.
5132721323
dchovde@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan Stanton
Dr.
5059841322
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences, Inc.
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