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ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14257
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14257
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ATMOSPHERIC CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) IS IMPORTANT BOTH AS AN ANTHROPOGENIC POLLUTANT AND AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF THE (NOMINALLY) UNPOLLUTED ATMOSPHERE. INTHE LATTER CONTEXT, THERE EXISTS A NEED FOR A SIMPLE AND CONVENIENT INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE CO CONCENTRATIONS IN THE RANGE OF A FEW TENS OF PPB. WE PROPOSE TO DO THIS BY MEASURING THE ABSORPTION, BY THE INFRARED R16 LINE OF CO, OF THE NEUTRAL XENON LASER LINE AT 2202.99 CM(-1). TO ACHIEVE PRECISE COINCIDENCE BETWEEN THE LASER AND ABSORPTION LINES WILL REQUIRE THAT THE LASER FREQUENCY BE SHIFTED USING THE ZEEMAN EFFECT, AND THE PRACTICALITY OF THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE DEPENDS ON BEING ABLETO OPERATE THE LASER AT THE REQUIRED MAGNETIC FIELD, APPROXIMATELY 4,100 GAUSS. IN THE PROPOSED RESEARCH, WE WILL DETERMINE THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LASER, IN ZERO FIELD AND AT FIELD STRENGTHS UP TO THAT REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE COINCIDENCE BETWEENTHE LASER AND ABSORPTION LINES.

Principal Investigator:

Paul L. Kebabian
Principal Research Engineer
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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