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Compact Optical Carbon Dioxide Monitor for EVA

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88006
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074090
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vista Photonics, Inc.
3N Chamisa Dr., Suite 1 Santa Fe, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Compact Optical Carbon Dioxide Monitor for EVA
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CB56P
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. Accommodation within spacesuits demands that optical sensors meet stringent size, weight and power requirements. Vista Photonics proposes to develop rugged, compact, low-power optical sensor technology capable of selectively determining carbon dioxide at EVA-relevant concentrations. The enabling technology for meeting stringent NASA mission requirements is a new low power infrared optical source that provides the high-sensitivity of established optical absorption detection techniques.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey S. Pilgrim
Principal Investigator
5054663830
jpilgrim@vistaphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey S. Pilgrim
Business Official
5054663830
jpilgrim@vistaphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 200051259
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No