A fast response, open flow, integrating nephelometer for fine scale measurements of aerosol and cloud particles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,954.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00244-08-P-2533
Award Id:
87847
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-190-0729
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5710 Flatiron Parkway Suite B, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
GregoryKok
Director Research and Development
(303) 440-5576
glkok@dropletmeasurement.com
Business Contact:
Gregorykok
Director Research and Development
(303) 440-5576
glkok@dropletmeasurement.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
An integrating nephelometer is proposed that can be deployed on a variety of platforms including powered aircraft and towed vehicles. The design allows air to pass freely through the sample cell with no restrictions. A sampling rate of up to 100 hz will allow for aerosol flux measurements. The light scattering coefficient will be measured at multiple wavelengths to provide angstrom coefficients allowing for estimation of the average concentration and size of the atmospheric particles. The phase I objective will be to build a prototype unit that demonstrates the concept and evaluates the measurement sensitivity as a function of the design parameters. The simplicity of this instrument will lend itself to deployment on aircraft towed sondes for particle flux or fog visibility measurements near the ocean surface. The light weight and low power consumption of the instrument also make feasible for use on UAVs.

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