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AirCore Reusable InSitu Sampler for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115036
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 3426 Lawrence, KS 66046-4921
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: AirCore Reusable InSitu Sampler for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD22P
Award Amount: $124,549.00
 

Abstract:

The AirCore is a simple and novel atmospheric air column sampler to validate satellite observation data of greenhouse gases, using a lightweight, inexpensive coated stainless steel coil. The simple design of the leads to cost savings during manufacture and operation. The addition of a UAV to the AirCore system provides much needed functionality and flexibility to the end user of the product: it returns the AirCore to a user-defined location, so that the coil can be retrieved and analyzed rapidly. The low cost of the sensor combined with the low cost of its deployment will yield cost savings of up to 2/3 over current aircraft-based atmospheric sampling methods. In Phase I, critial Aircore sampler development will be undertaken. Next, the Aircore will be integrated onto a UAV and flight tested. In Phase II, further refinement of the Aircore and UAV design, and the operational procedure will be undertaken.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Sherwood
Principal Investigator
7859791113
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com

Business Contact:

Suman K. Saripalli
Vice President
7859791116
suman.saripalli@kalscott.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 3426 Lawrence, KS 66046-4921

EIN/Tax ID: 320009461
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No