High Precision, Airborne Carbon Dioxide Analyzers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG03-02ER83369
Agency Tracking Number: 70747S02-I
Amount: $98,288.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8022 Countryside Park, #234, Niwot, CO, 80503
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Smith
 (303) 817-6854
Business Contact
 James Smith
Title: 70747
Phone: (303) 817-6854
Research Institution
70747 Instrumentation is needed to quantify all significant sources and sinks of man-made carbon dioxide. This information would in turn enable accurate predictions of the impact of carbon dioxide on the Earth¿s climate. This project will adapt an existing carbon dioxide analyzer to airborne platforms, leading to a commercially viable instrument capable of quantifying atmospheric carbon dioxide with high precision. It will have no sensitivity to motion (no moving parts), provide measurements in dry mole fraction, and be low cost. Phase I will: (1) modify the existing analyzer to work on a specific airborne platform, (2) incorporate it into a full detection system, and (3) make vertical profile measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The modified analyzer should provide high precision measurements of carbon dioxide from all terrestrial platforms, air, sea and ground.

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