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Highly Accurate Sensor for High-Purity Oxygen Determination

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
100142
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
T6.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Highly Accurate Sensor for High-Purity Oxygen Determination
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CI23P
Award Amount: $92,647.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) and Professor Scott Sanders (Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin� Madison) propose to develop a highly-accurate sensor for high-purity oxygen determination. The analyzer, which is based on near-infrared tunable diode laser absorption spectrometry (TDLAS) and LGR's patented Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectrometry (Off-Axis ICOS), will be capable of rapidly quantifying high-purity oxygen (95 � 100 %) with very high accuracy (to better than ± 0.05 %), minimal calibration, and no zero drift. The analysis will be completely specific and exhibit no measurable cross-interferences from other background species (e.g. argon, nitrogen, water vapor,CO, CO2, or small organics). Moreover, the analyzer will be low-power, battery-operable, require no consumables, and sufficiently compact and robust for adaptability to future space missions. The high-purity oxygen sensor will help characterize NASA oxygen generators for breathing and propulsionapplications.

Principal Investigator:

Manish Gupta
Principal Investigator
6509657772
m.gupta@lgrinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony O'Keefe
CEO
6509657772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3 Mountain View, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Wisconsin - Madison
21 North Park Street, Suite 6401
Madison, WI 53715-1218
Contact: Janice Kalvin