Multichannel Commercial Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer for Oxides of Nitrogen and Ozone

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: WC-133R-18-CN-0076
Agency Tracking Number: 17-2-087
Amount: $399,999.74
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.5.1
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2017-2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-05-28
Small Business Information
4601 Nautilus Court South, Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 809642226
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Miller
 Director of Business Development
 (303) 882-8389
Business Contact
 William Hollander
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (303) 447-2558
Research Institution
TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: HPD, a small business focused on development and commercialization of advanced instruments, sensors and research equipment, proposes to partner with NAOA on technology transfer and commercialization of the NO(y) Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer for atmospheric research. Since our founding in 1993, HPD has collaborated with researchers at NAOA and other government, commercial and academic institutions to translate instrument concepts and prototypes into robust, cost-effective commercially available products. We believe that NOAA’s patented NO(y) CRDS technology offers outstanding potential for commercialization based on its excellent performance and robustness and stability of the optical cavities and cage system. Our team provides well over a century of collective experience in design and collaborative development of high performance instrument and atmospheric research. HPD offers the design and development expertise and processes as well as systems engineering and business acumen to achieve NOAA’s objective to make the CRDS accessible to the research community.SUMMARY OF ANTICIPATED RESULTS: The Phase II effort will refine design requirements to support development of a research grade prototype for commercial markets, update and refine the commercialization plan to include all market segments, including research applications as well as other future markets , including detailed input regarding needs and priorities from prospective customers and users in the market segments beyond the research community, such as air quality and regulatory compliance, and advance the Phase I commercial design into an engineering hardware demonstration and initial prototype of the research instrument. Phase II efforts will include the stepwise development and validation of the key subassemblies and subsystems prior to development and test a fully integrated engineering instrument. The results of development and test of this instrument will be leveraged in the design, development and test of the multi-channel Commercial CRDS (C-CRDS). Development results will be included in ongoing commercialization interviews with atmospheric researchers and environmental monitoring organizations. Interview results, market analyses and development and recurring unit cost analyses will be used to finalize the C-CRDS commercialization plan.

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