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Spacecraft Cabin Particulate Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88171
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074344
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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Spacecraft Cabin Particulate Monitor
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CD27P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to design, build and test an optical extinction monitor for the detection of spacecraft cabin particulates. This monitor will be sensitive to particle sizes ranging from a few nanometer to tens of micrometers in diameter. Designed to utilize commercial off-the-shelf components, the monitor, once calibrated, will require no recalibration and only periodic baseline determinations, a process which can be automated as part of the operation of the instrument. It employs no consumables. This monitor employs cavity attenuation phase shift technology and involves the use a light emitting diode coupled to a low-loss optical cavity. The Phase I project will involve a proof-of-principle demonstration followed by the monitoring of ambient particulates in an urban area.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Freedman
Principal Investigator
9786639500
af@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Freedman
Business Official
9786639500
af@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

EIN/Tax ID: 042471226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No