MEASUREMENT OF CHLOROPHYLL, RELATED PIGMENTS AND PRODUCTIVITY IN THE SEA

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$485,093.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
1739
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biospherical Instruments Inc.
4901 Morena Blvd., Suite 1003, San Diego, CA, 92117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Charles R. Booth
 Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS WORK WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF COMMERCIALLY PRODUCING A SECOND GENERATION FLUOROMETER THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE RESEARCH AND SAMPLING CAPABILITIES OF MARINE AND FRESHWATER BIOLOGISTS AND FISHERIES SCIENTISTS WHO ROUTINELY MONITOR THE CROP SIZE, TAXONOMIC COMPOSITION, AND PRODUCTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON. SEVERAL BASIC APPROACHES TO FLUOROMETRY WILL BE INVESTIGATED: MULTISPECTRAL FLUOROMETRY, MULTIPLE EXCITATION FLASH FLUOROMETRY, AND SOLAR EXCITED FLUOROMETRY. ALTHOUGH THERE IS ADEQUATE EVIDENCE THAT ALL THREE TYPES OF FLUOROMETERS OFFER IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES OVER PRESENT INSTRUMENTS, THE LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS AND DATA REVIEW WILL OFFER A DEFINITIVE ANALYSIS OF THE POTENTIAL OF THESE METHODOLOGIES. THIS ANALYSIS WILL PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND FIELD TESTING OF A NEW OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENT FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF THE DISTRIBUTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYTOPLANKTON DURING PHASE II.

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