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Company Information:

Company Name: Vista Photonics, Inc.
City: Santa Fe
State: NM
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (505) 466-3953

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,324,983.00 43
SBIR Phase II $10,000,000.00 14

Award List:

Rugged Optical Carbon Monoxide Field Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Detection of carbon monoxide (CO) is an essential element of the North American Carbon Program. CO detection is challenging because of the low, 100 parts-per-billion (ppb), concentrations in the atmosphere and the required 10 ppb precision. Vista Photonics proposes to develop novel optical sensing… More

Optical Carbon Dioxide Field Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78093S Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are best quantified by determining the carbon dioxide isotope ratios. The precision required represents a challenge to optical measurement techniques under field deployment conditions. This project will develop a compact, rugged, mid-infrared… More

Inexpensive High-Performance Carbon Dioxide Field Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78031S Understanding global warming requires continuous field measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations. High-precision measurements of at least one part in 3000 are required. However, these high-performance instruments must meet stringent cost objectives. A simple, rugged, photoacoustic… More

In Situ Optical Monitor for Waste Tank Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78044S Department of Energy waste storage tanks require continuous monitoring of species in solid, liquid, and gaseous phases. Gas phase species of interest include ammonia, methane, and carbon dioxide. This project will develop in situ optical sensors that will selectively and sensitively detect… More

SBIR Phase I: Laser Spectrometer for Semiconductor Yield Improvement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will determine the performance and operating specifications for a new laser spectrometer suitable for detection of trace moisture at semiconductor process tools. Trace moisture contamination has an adverse, costly, effect on… More

High-Performance Fire Detector for Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The danger from fire aboard spacecraft is immediate with only moments for detection and suppression. Spacecraft are unique high-value systems where the cost of failure is measured in lives and dollars. Space crews have little or no chance to escape vessels on fire. It is imperative to detect the… More

In Situ Optical Monitor for Waste Tank Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Department of Energy waste storage tanks require continuous monitoring of species in solid, liquid and gaseous phases. Gas phase species of interest include ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen. This project will develop in situ optical sensors that selectively and sensitively detect… More

Optical Carbon Dioxide Field Isotope Ratiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are best quantified by determining their carbon dioxide isotope ratios. However, the required precision represents a challenge to optical measurement techniques under field deployment conditions. This project will develop a compact, rugged, mid-infrared… More

High-Performance Contaminant Monitor for Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The Vision for Space Exploration demands increasing reliance on real-time trace gas monitors onboard spacecraft. Present grab samples and badges will be inadequate beyond low-Earth-orbit. New better monitors will be critical components for early detection of fire, release event monitoring, crew… More

Rugged Optical Atmospheric Humidity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Trace species measurement on unmanned atmospheric research craft suitable for interplanetary travel is a demanding application for optical sensing techniques. Yet optical techniques offer many advantages including high-precision, fast response, and strong species selectivity. Balloonsonde, kite,… More

Optical Ethylene Sensor for Plant Health

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Future long-duration manned space flights will rely upon onboard production facilities to grow and produce food throughout the mission. Because the lives of the mission participants will depend upon successful agricultural and horticultural practices, it is imperative to provide them with… More

Breath Analyzer for Determination of Dietary Fat

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Medical diagnostics and monitoring are critical components in modern medicine. Adequate medical devices are needed that are compact, light weight, easy to operate, reliable and therefore suitable to be operated outside of hospitals directly in doctors offices.… More

High-Performance Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High-performance carbon dioxide detection is a critical component of the Department of Energy's greenhouse gas measurement strategy. However, high sensitivity, precision, and selectivity, in the presence of atmospheric contaminants, are a challenge to optical detection methods. In this project, an… More

SBIR Phase I: Multi-Species Atmospheric Field Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will determine the performance and operating specifications for a new laser spectrometer suitable for detection of multiple trace atmospheric species. The rugged, compact sensor head will be slightly larger than a can of soda and provide below… More

Lightweight Balloon-Borne Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide on expendable balloonsondes , a critical component of the DOE¿s greenhouse gas measurement strategy, is a challenge to optical detection methods. For this application, high sensitivity, precision, and selectivity are required in a rugged, compact… More

Innovative Laser Spectroscopic Approach for Breath Isoprene Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner
Award Amount: $100,003.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Breath tests are increasingly entering into medical diagnostics because of their non-invasive nature. However, a substantial breakthrough in breath testing is hampered by available instrumentation that is bulky, expensi ve and often not capable of real- time… More

SBIR Phase I: Inexpensive High-Performance Carbon Dioxide Environmental Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project will determine the performance and operating specifications for an inexpensive laser spectrometer suitable for high-precision detection of carbon dioxide in the environment. Carbon dioxide is the major contributor to greenhouse… More

SBIR Phase I: Non-Invasive Optical Analyzer for Medical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joerg W. Kutzner, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will determine the performance and operating specifications for a low-cost optical CO2 isotope ratiometer for medical applications. The carbon isotope ratio in breath CO2 allows non-invasive diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of… More

Compact Optical Carbon Dioxide Monitor for EVA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Breath respiratory species measurement during extravehicular activity (EVA) or intravehicular activity (IVA) is a demanding application for optical sensing techniques. Yet optical techniques offer many advantages including high-precision, fast response, and strong species selectivity. … More

High-Performance Airborne Optical Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Environmental species measurement on airborne atmospheric research craft is a demanding application for optical sensing techniques. Yet optical techniques offer many advantages including high-precision, fast response, and high species selectivity. Balloonsonde, kite, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV),… More

Airborne Isotopic Hydrocarbon Analyzer for Titan

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Trace species measurement on unmanned atmospheric research craft suitable for interplanetary travel is a demanding application for optical sensing techniques. Yet optical techniques offer many advantages including high-precision, fast response, and strong species selectivity. Balloonsonde, kite,… More

Advanced Fire Detector for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Reliable and efficient fire detection is a precondition for safe spaceflight. The threat of onboard fire is constant and requires early, fast and unfailing detection. Current fire detectors are prone to fatigue and have insufficient sensitivity, selectivity and time-response. Smoke detectors… More

Optical Ethylene Analyzer for Food Crop Quality Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, President, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Improved production yield is a constant objective of increasingly sophisticated agricultural practices. As Earth's population grows, higher yield is a critical mechanism for insuring adequate food supply. An effective way to increase yield is by reducing waste. Crops react to stressors by releasing… More

Isotope Ratiometer for Groundwater Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Director of Research
Award Amount: $79,980.00
Abstract:
Sufficient and safe water resources are the foundation of a society. With growing Earth population the protection of the limited resources becomes more challenging. Scientific assessment of groundwater vulnerability to depletion and pollution is required for optimized water-use and for… More

SBIR Phase I: Optical Ethylene Monitor for Food Crop Quality Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will determine the performance and operating specifications for a high-sensitivity laser spectrometer suitable for selective detection of trace ethylene during crop processing applications. Crops react to environmental stressors by… More

Advanced Optical Platform for Routine Renal Disease Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will determine the performance and operating specifications for a low-cost optical ammonia sensor for medical applications. Ammonia in human breath has been established as a significant biomarker with high potential for treating kidney and liver… More

Large Area Leak Sensor for Sequestered Carbon Dioxide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In the future, coal fired power plants will require carbon dioxide capture and sequestration (CCS). Without CCS, the emitted carbon dioxide could lead to irreversible climate change. It is critical to insure that sequestered carbon dioxide remain trapped. High-performance sensors are required to… More

Atmospheric Analyzer for Trace Carbon Cycle Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Although carbon dioxide remains the most cited greenhouse gas, other gases play important roles in climate change. Of these, carbon monoxide and methane are the most important. Comprehensive studies of global warming require these gases to be monitored continuously to unravel their contribution to… More

In Situ Isotope Hygrometer for Mapping and Monitoring Hydrogeologic Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Isotope hydrology is a powerful method for tracing the transport and dispersion of contaminants in the subsurface. Although widely applied, the method depends on sample analysis in specialized laboratories equipped with expensive and complex analysis tools. Instead, this project will develop small… More

Price-Protected High-Precision Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Understanding global warming requires continuous field measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations. High-precision measurements of 1 part in 3000 or better are required. However, these high-performance instruments must meet stringent cost objectives. A simple, rugged, photoacoustic spectrometer… More

Lightweight Airborne Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide using balloonsondes, a critical component of the DOE's greenhouse gas measurement strategy, is a challenge to optical detection methods. High sensitivity, precision, and selectivity are required in a rugged, compact, lightweight package. This project… More

High-Performance Airborne Optical Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Environmental species measurement on airborne atmospheric research craft is a demanding application for optical sensing techniques. Yet optical techniques offer many advantages including high-precision, fast response, and high species selectivity. Balloonsonde, kite, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV),… More

Airborne Isotopic Hydrocarbon Analyzer for Titan

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Trace species measurement on unmanned atmospheric research craft suitable for interplanetary travel is a demanding application for optical sensing techniques. Yet optical techniques offer many advantages including high-precision, fast response, and strong species selectivity. Balloonsonde, kite,… More

Compact Optical Carbon Dioxide Monitor for EVA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Breath respiratory species measurement during extravehicular activity (EVA) or intravehicular activity (IVA) is a demanding application for optical sensing techniques. Yet optical techniques offer many advantages including high-precision, fast response, and strong species selectivity. … More

Optical Monitor for Major Air Constituents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The well-being of the crew on manned missions depends critical on the composition of the habitat air. Oxygen, carbon dioxide and water vapor are the most important air constituents that have to be monitored continuously. Optical monitoring with its features of high precision, strong species… More

In Situ Aerosol Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrei B. Vakhtin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
NASA is developing new platform systems that have the potential to benefit Earth science research activities, which include in situ instruments for atmospheric measurements for use on radiosondes, dropsondes, tethered balloons, kites, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Aerosols influence global… More

In Situ Water Isotope Analyzer for Moon Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Studying the isotopic composition of materials is an established method to obtain detailed insight into formation and evolution processes in our Universe. Water may play a dominant role in unraveling these processes. Isotope hydrology applied in situ on the Moon and other planets might develop… More

Price-Protected High-Precision Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Understanding global warming requires continuous field measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations. High­ precision measurements (one part ­in­ 3000 or better) are required; yet, these high ­performance instruments must meet stringent cost objectives. A simple, rugged, photoacoustic… More

Large Area Leak Sensor for Sequestered Carbon Dioxide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The sustainable development and use of coal fired power plants will require carbon dioxide capture and sequestration (CCS) in the future. Without CCS, the emitted carbon dioxide could lead to irreversible climate change. Because it is critical to ensure that sequestered carbon dioxide remain… More

In Situ Water Isotope Analyzer for Moon Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Studying the isotopic composition of materials is an established method to obtain detailed insight into formation and evolution processes in our Universe. Water may play a dominant role in unraveling these processes. Isotope hydrology applied in situ on the Moon and other planets might develop into… More

Advanced Fire Detector for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
New sensor technology is required to face the challenging tasks associated with future space exploration involving missions to the Moon and Mars. The safety and well-being of the crew critically depends on early detection of threats as well as maintaining stable and acceptable conditions in the crew… More

High Performance Nitrous Oxide Analyzer for Atmospheric Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project targets the development of a highly sensitive gas sensor to monitor atmospheric nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is an important species in Earth science research. It is one of the four principal greenhouse gases that result from human activities. It is the primary source gas for nitrogen… More

Isotope Hygrometer for in situ Subsurface Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Isotope hydrology is a powerful method to trace transport and dispersion of contaminants in the subsurface. Although widely applied, the method depends on sample analysis in specialized laboratories equipped with expensive and complex analysis tools. Small, rugged analyzers suitable for on-site… More

Trace Carbon Monoxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Although carbon dioxide remains the most cited greenhouse gas, other gases play important roles in climate change. Carbon monoxide measurements are probably the most important gas phase measurements to be performed in the field to track pollution, to fingerprint sources and to separate dynamics from… More

Atmospheric Methane Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Methane is considered the second most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. The relatively short lifetime makes it a candidate for mitigating global warming over the near-term. Highly sensitive measurement equipment is required to measure the low atmospheric concentrations with sufficient… More

Optical Ethylene Analyzer for Food Crop Quality Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, President
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Improved production yield is a constant objective of increasingly sophisticated agricultural practices. As Earth's population grows, higher yield is a critical mechanism for insuring adequate food supply. An effective way to increase yield is by reducing waste. Crops begin to ripen when encountering… More

Inexpensive Compact Sensor for In Situ Sulfur Dioxide Measurement in Volcanic Gas Plumes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrei B. Vakhtin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Volcanic research is a significant part of the "Earth Surface & Interior" focus area of the NASA Earth Science program. Of particular interest are sensors for measuring the chemical composition and emission rate of gases released by volcanoes, from magma to the atmosphere, both prior… More

Inexpensive Instrument for In Situ Characterization of Particulate Matter in Volcanic Ash Plumes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrei B. Vakhtin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Volcanic research is a significant part of the "Earth Surface & Interior" focus area of the NASA Earth Science program. After a volcanic eruption, the smallest ash particles can remain in the atmosphere for days to months affecting public health in the surrounding regions and the… More

Balloonborne Sensor for Measuring Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Andrei B. Vakhtin, Dr. – 505-466-3830
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide on balloonsondes is a challenge to optical detection methods. High sensitivity, precision, and selectivity are required in a rugged, compact, lightweight package. Altitude-resolved atmospheric carbon dioxide detection on balloons is a critical component of… More

Fully Integrated Low-Cost High-Precision Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, Dr. – 505-466-3830
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Understanding global warming requires continuous field measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations. High-precision measurements of a part-in-3000, or better, are required. However, these high-performance instruments must meet stringent cost objectives. A simple, rugged, infrared spectrometer can… More

Airborne Sensor for Aerosol Precursors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Dr. – 505-466-3830
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Aerosol research remains a priority area and requires strong efforts to resolve the very complex processes that occur in the atmosphere. To understand aerosol formation and their implications on climate the study of precursors provides very valuable information. Ammonia is one of the most important… More

Trace Carbon Monoxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Although carbon dioxide remains the most cited greenhouse gas, other gases play important roles in climate change. Carbon monoxide measurements are probably the most important gas phase measurements to be performed in the field to track pollution, to fingerprint sources and to separate dynamics from… More

Atmospheric Methane Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Methane is considered the second most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. The relatively short lifetime makes it a candidate for mitigating global warming over the near-term. Highly sensitive measurement equipment is required to measure the low atmospheric concentrations with sufficient… More

Isotope Ratiometer for Groundwater Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutzner, Director of Research – 505-466-3830
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sufficient and safe water resources are the foundation of a society. With growing Earth population the protection of the limited resources becomes more challenging. Scientific assessment of groundwater vulnerability to depletion and pollution is required for optimized water-use and for… More

Fully Integrated Low-Cost High-Precision Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Pilgrim, Dr. – 505-466-3830
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Understanding global warming requires continuous field measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations. High-precision measurements of a part-in-3000, or better, are required. However, these high-performance instruments must meet stringent cost objectives. A simple, rugged, infrared spectrometer can… More

Airborne Sensor for Aerosol Precursors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joerg Kutner, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Aerosol research remains a priority area and requires strong efforts to resolve the very complex processes that occur in the atmosphere. To understand aerosol formation and their implications on climate the study of precursors provides very valuable information. Ammonia is one of the most… More

Carbon Monoxide Detector For Aviation Oxygen Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrei Vakhtin, Principal Research Scient – (505) 466-3830
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Aircraft On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS) selectively filters compressed air from the aircraft's engine to remove nitrogen and other gaseous contaminants to provide the aircrew with an oxygen enriched breathing gas. During shipboard operations, Navy aircraft are particularly vulnerable… More