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Mobile Greenhouse Gas Flux Analyzer for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104898
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
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: Mobile Greenhouse Gas Flux Analyzer for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CD27P
Award Amount: $99,665.00
 

Abstract:

In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a highly-accurate, lightweight, low-power gas analyzer for eddy flux covariance measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) aboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This analyzer will be the first sensor capable of meeting the stringent speed, weight, power, and environmental requirements for unmanned airborne flux measurements. Airborne eddy flux covariance measurements enable regional-scale investigations of carbon sources and sinks as well as measurements in areas where conventional tower flux deployments are infeasible. These data complement current satellite observations by providing higher horizontal resolution and vertical profiling, enabling better quantification of carbon sources and sinks. Such deployments are critically important to NASA's Earth Science Division, because they enable more efficient and cost-effective Earth observations.

Principal Investigator:

Elena Berman
Principal Investigator
6509657772
e.berman@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