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Drone-Based Gas Mapping LiDAR for Leak Mitigation

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68HE0D18C0019
Agency Tracking Number: B172C-0002
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 17-NCER-2C
Solicitation Number: SOL-NC-17-00028
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-31
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
 Michael Thorpe
 Chief Technology Officer
 (406) 585-2774
Business Contact
 Lisa Bleile
Title: Financial Controller
Phone: (406) 585-2774
Research Institution

Bridger Photonics, Inc. proposes developing a drone-based Gas Mapping LiDAR™ sensor to mitigate the loss of valuable product across the Oil & Gas supply chain.The sensor will uncover leaks and physical changes to infrastructure and pipeline right-of-ways using high-resolution 3D topographical imagery with methane gas concentration overlays.The technology will enable reliable detection, precise localization, and accurate quantification of leaks.Bridger’s target market will be the Oil & Gas production sector, where most lost product occurs.For the proposed Phase I effort, Bridger will prove the feasibility of meeting the key performance characteristics demanded by the industry while overcoming the critical cost barrier to reach a price point below $500/yr per wellpad.This provides an attractive value proposition to key industry stakeholders that lose an estimated $2,400/yr per wellpad due to lost product and regulatory fines.

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