SBIR Phase I: A Compact, Single Particle Black Carbon Spectrometer For Small, Airborne Platforms

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0711762
Agency Tracking Number: 0711762
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: EL
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-598
Small Business Information
5710 FLATIRON PKWY, Suite 135, PMB 171, BOULDER, CO, 80301
DUNS: 786731802
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Gandrud
 (303) 440-5576
Business Contact
 Bruce Gandrud
Title: BS
Phone: (303) 440-5576
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) research project will develop a lightweight, low power, fast response, high sensitivity instrument for measuring the mass concentration of black carbon aerosols (BCA) in ground based and airborne applications. The compact, single particle soot photometer (CSP2) will employ laser induced incandescence, coupled with light scattering to derive the mass of black carbon (BC) in atmospheric aerosols, the diameter of particles, mixed or unmixed with BC and estimate the relative mass fraction of BC. The Phase I objective is a laboratory prototype that demonstrates the sensitivity, stability, and accuracy of the new instrument design. This instrumentation has application to ambient measurements of aerosol black carbon for climate and health research as well as source sampling for emission studies of black carbon.

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