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Calibration/Validation Technology for the CO2 Satellite

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.
1930 Central Avenue Suite A Boulder, CO 80301-2895
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Calibration/Validation Technology for the CO2 Satellite
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CB19C
Award Amount: $599,979.00


AOS has shown that it is feasible to use the combined NASA/SBIR resources from Phases I and II to:(i) Build a turn-key analyzer system that has the dual-band/differential architecture and is small, light and sensitive enough to be deployed in the smallest zone of the Global Hawk (GH);(ii) Demonstrate TRL 9 and flight readiness of the analyzer system for deployment on the GH and(iii) Validate the analyzer system for observations of CO2 DMF by double-blind comparison with the flask sampling technology of NOAA/GMD and by broadband comparison with an AOS analyzer system that have been validated on hundreds of airborne missions.The net result of Phase II will be a TRL 9 CO2 analyzer system that can be deployed on the GH as needed for NASA field studies and validation of CO2 satellites.

Principal Investigator:

James R. Smith
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Eva Forberger
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.
CO Boulder, CO 80301-2895

EIN/Tax ID: 753074413
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No