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High-Performance Airborne Optical Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88041
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074088
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: 2008
Title: High-Performance Airborne Optical Carbon Dioxide Analyzer
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CB91P
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), or glider deployment demands that sensors meet stringent size, weight and power requirements. Few measurements are as important, and none have entered into the public consciousness, like the need to quantify global carbon dioxide loading. Vista Photonics proposes to develop rugged, compact, power efficient optical sensor technology capable of selectively measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide with precision that rivals ground based instruments. The enabling technology for meeting stringent NASA mission requirements is a newly emergent infrared laser source that delivers the high-sensitivity of established optical absorption detection techniques with extreme compactness and low power draw.

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