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Miniature Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83996
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066723
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anasphere, Inc.
106 Pronghorn Trail Bozeman, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Miniature Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CA31C
Award Amount: $599,665.00
 

Abstract:

Phase 1 has seen the development of a revolutionary new type of sensor for making carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements from small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and other platforms such as sounding balloons. The chemistry behind the new sensor has been proven, example sensors were fabricated, and the technique has shown its immunity to many interferences (notably humidity and temperature) which affect other carbon dioxide measurement technologies. Phase 2 will involve optimizing the new sensor in terms of sensitivity and manufacturability. Several field tests will be conducted with the new sensor, including baseline atmospheric CO2 measurements as well as CO2 flux measurements. Four sensors of the final design developed in Phase 2 will be delivered to NASA for use on small UAS platforms. Anticipated results include the completed development of a revolutionary new type of CO2 sensor for atmospheric research and its demonstration in the field prior to the conclusion of Phase 2. A medical variant is expected to quickly result in part from this work as well. It is also foreseen that several sensors for other gases may be developed based on this all-new measurement technology.

Principal Investigator:

John Bognar
Principal Investigator
4069949354
jbognar@anasphere.com

Business Contact:

John Bognar
President
4069949354
jbognar@anasphere.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Anasphere, Inc.
6597 Maltse Lane, Unit D Bozeman, MT 59718

EIN/Tax ID: 352176869
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No