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REAL-TIME, LONG TERM MONITORING OF VOLCANIC EMISSIONS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14422
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14422
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Transducer Research Inc.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: REAL-TIME, LONG TERM MONITORING OF VOLCANIC EMISSIONS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $264,097.00
 

Abstract:

THERE IS VERY LITTLE SYSTEMATIC DATA ON VOLCANIC EMISSIONS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF SUITABLE MONITORING EQUIPMENT. THE AVAILABLE DATA SHOW A VERY SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION BETWEEN VOLCANIC ACTIVITY AND GAS EMISSIONS. THEREFORE, THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR NEW INSTRUMENTATION THAT WILL PROVIDE THE NEEDED DATA TO UNDERSTAND AND MODEL THE ROLE OF GEOCHEMISTRY IN VOLCANISM. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN VOLCANOLOGISTS AND GAS SENSOR SPECIALISTS TO DEVELOP AND USE ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION FOR SYSTEMATIC MONITORING OF IMPORTANT VOLCANIC GASES (E.G., HC1, CO2, SO2, H2S, HE, H2O AND TEMPERATURE). RECENT ADVANCES IN MICROSENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS WILL BE EXPLOITED TO DEVELOP A RUGGED, LOW POWER, LOW COST, FIELD WORTHY MONITORING SYSTEM. THE UNITS WOULD BE DESIGNEDTO COLLECT AND TRANSMIT REAL-TIME EMISSIONS DATA FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS WITHOUT ANY MANUAL INTERVENTION. THE DATA ACQUIRED BY THE INSTRUMENTATION IS EXPECTED TO STIMULATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MODELS OF VOLCANIC BEHAVIOR.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph R. Stetter
President
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Transducer Research, Inc.
1228 Olympus Dr Naperville, IL 60540

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