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Rugged Optical Carbon Monoxide Field Analyzer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67067
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-8
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vista Photonics, Inc.
67 Condesa Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87508-8136
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Rugged Optical Carbon Monoxide Field Analyzer
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-04-CN-0125
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 technology that will provide unambiguous carbon monoxide detection with better than 10 ppb precision in less than one minute. The analyzer will be about the size and weight of a can of soda, with integrated optics and electronics, and will operate long-term unattended (without cryogenic fluids). The analyzer will run at a reduced pressure for selectivity to carbon monoxide in the presence of atmospheric contaminants in wet or dry air. The sensor will require no more than 0.1 liter (NTP) of reference gas per day to provide 1 ppb CO measurement accuracy. In quantity, the sensors will retail for less than $6,000, excluding vacuum requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey S. Pilgrim
President
5054663953
jpilgrim@vistaphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey S. Pilgrim
President
5054663953
jpilgrim@vistaphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vista Photonics, Inc.
67 Condesa Road Santa Fe, NM 87508

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