Fast Response Sensor for the Measurement of the Optical Properties and Carbon Content of Organic Aerosols

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,730.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00244-00-P-2504
Award Id:
53469
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-0729
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 20293, Boulder, CO, 80308
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
786731802
Principal Investigator:
Darrel Baumgardner
President
(303) 440-5576
ceo@dropletmeasurement.com
Business Contact:
Bill Dawson
Vice President
(303) 440-5576
ceo@dropletmeasurement.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Droplet Measurement Technologies, Inc. proposes to demonstrate the viability of a newtechnique for measuring carbon mass on a particle-by-particle basis. The methodologyutilizes a combination of light scattering and emission to differentiate carbonaerosolsfrom other types of particles and quantify the mass of these particles overa size range from 0.05 micrometers to greater than 5 micrometers. The technique willmeasure carbon mass with three orders of magnitude greater sensitivity and responsetime thancurrently available measurement techniques. The proposed measurement technique will have applications in the areas of air qualityresearch and monitoring, combustion research, health studies, and climate changeresearch. The high sensitivity and fastresponse time will make the technique idealfor atmospheric studies of how soot impacts health, air quality and climate in urban,tropospheric and stratospheric environments.

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