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Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CL09C
Agency Tracking Number: 155305
Amount: $749,960.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-05-05
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building, 4-4
Bozeman, MT 59715-6504
United States
DUNS: 788293244
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jason Brasseur
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 585-2774
Business Contact
 Lisa Bleile
Title: Business Official
Phone: (406) 585-2774
Research Institution

Real-time, high-frequency measurements of atmospheric ozone are becoming increasingly important to understand the impact of ozone towards climate change, to monitor and understand depletion of the ozone layer, to further understand its role in atmospheric chemistry, and to assess its impact on human health and the productivity of agricultural crops. Expansions of tropospheric ozone measurement efforts, such as NASA?s TOLNet program, are critical to improve our understanding these effects. In response to this need, Bridger Photonics Inc proposes developing the most efficient, compact, rugged, low-power consumption and cost-effective UV ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) transmitter available. The proposed transmitter will enable widespread deployment of ozone DIAL systems capable of continuous range-resolved atmospheric ozone measurements from ground-based and airborne platforms to advance NASA?s Earth science mission. To achieve this design goal, Bridger will apply innovations proven out during its Phase I effort and developed previously for its MIR series laser product. The overall project goal is to design, construct, and test an autonomous, production-grade prototype, two-wavelength ozone LIDAR transmitter. The proposed transmitter will enable state-of-the-art continuous ozone LIDAR measurements without the need for a skilled operator. It will also provide a long maintenance-free interval (> 2 years), and will cost under $200k per transmitter. Successful completion of this Phase II program will allow Bridger to demonstrate a simultaneous DIAL, brassboard transmitter with pulse energies >200 ?J in both DIAL wavelengths capable of autonomous operation, without degradation, for 3 months.

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