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LOW COST ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRAL INSTRUMENTATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18880
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18880
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.
101 Industrial Blvd. Turners Falls, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: LOW COST ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRAL INSTRUMENTATION
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $215,000.00
 

Abstract:

HIGH LEVELS OF ULTRAVIOLET (UV) RADIATION ARE KNOWN TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BIOLOGICALLY HARMFUL EFFECTS IN PLANTS AND ANIMALS. CONCERN ABOUT INTENSITY OF THE UV RADIATION AT THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH HAS GREATLY INCREASED SINCE THE DISCOVERY OF THE "OZONE HOLE" OVER ANTARCTICA IN 1985. THE TASK OF GEOGRAPHICALLY WIDESPREAD, LONG TERM MONITORING OF UV LEVELS IS CURRENTLY MADE DIFFICULT BY LACK OF SUITABLE INSTRUMENTATION. THE AIM OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A NEW TYPE OF A FIELD INSTRUMENT CAPABLE OF SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURING SOLAR RADIATION POWER IN SEVERAL NARROW SPECTRAL BANDS, ONE TO SEVERAL NM WIDE. THE PROPOSED INSTRUMENT WILL BE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT THE PRESENT NETWORK INSTRUMENTATION. IT WILL BE A LOW COST DEVICE, PORTABLE, EASY TO OPERATE AND CALIBRATE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Bronislaw K Dichter
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Yankee Environmental Systems
12 North Taylor Hill Road Montague, MA 01351

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