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EVALUATION OF THE NEUTRAL XENON LASER FOR INFRARED MEASUREMENT OF NITROUS OXIDE…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7455
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7455
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821-3976
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: EVALUATION OF THE NEUTRAL XENON LASER FOR INFRARED MEASUREMENT OF NITROUS OXIDE FROM COMBUSTION SOURCES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

NITROUS OXIDE IS AN IMPORTANT TRACE ATMOSPHERIC SPECIES WHICH PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE ATMOSPHERIC GREENHOUSE PROBLEM AS WELL AS THE DESTRUCTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE. ITS CONCENTRATION IN THE ATMOSPHERE IS RISING DUE TO ANTHROPOGENIC SOURCES RELATED TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND THE BURNING OF COAL AND HEAVY FUEL OIL. THIS PROPOSAL WOULD EVALUATE AND DEVELOP A NEW, RELIABLE, COST EFFECTIVE, RUGGED AND NONINTRUSIVE METHOD OF MEASURING N2O IN EITHER THE FREE ATMOSPHERE OR IN COMBUSTION EXHAUST GAS STREAMS. THE PROPOSED N2O MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE IS BASED ON A DUAL LINE INFRARED LASER EMISSION FROM A PULSE DISCHARGE THROUGH GASEOUS XENON. THIS MEASUREMENT METHOD COULD ALSO BE INTEGRATED WITH EDDY CORRELATION FLUX MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES TO YIELD BOTH CONCENTRATION AND VERTICAL FLUX MEASUREMENTS FOR N2O FROM AIRBORNE OR GROUND BASED PLATFORMS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr paul kebabian
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research Inc
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

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