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Development of a Quantum Cascade Laser-Based Detector for Ammonia and Nitric…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51854
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
65811S01-I
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Development of a Quantum Cascade Laser-Based Detector for Ammonia and Nitric Acid
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83344
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

65811 The existing Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) is widely used for atmospheric radiation monitoring by the DOE, the USDA, and several NASA programs. This project will fundamentally redesign the radiometer to extend the range of wavelengths it can measure, improve accuracy and utility, and make the instrument more suitable for ship-borne and aircraft-borne applications. Although some design changes can be borrowed (with modification) from other DOE-sponsored instruments, such as the Ultraviolet Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer and the prism/CCD-based Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer, entirely new fore-optic and signal processing methods will still be required. Phase I will complete the technical and economic specifications for the new instrument; demonstrate a new fore-optic to provide improved spectral response, angular response, and field durability; and test other key components to demonstrate that the new design meets the requirements for the target specification. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: A multi-hundred-unit worldwide demand should exist for these radiometers. In addition, ship-borne and airborne applications are increasing, and no well-suited instruments are available.

Principal Investigator:

William Q. Jeffries
Senior Design Engineer
4138630200
wqj@yesinc.com

Business Contact:

Cynthia A. Cote
Accounts Manager
4138630200
cac@yesinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.
101 Industrial Boulevard Turners Falls, MA 01376

EIN/Tax ID: 043054407
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No