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Multigas Diode Laser Instrument for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC19C0271
Agency Tracking Number: 192687
Amount: $124,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_19_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-18
Small Business Information
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505-3993
DUNS: 153579891
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kristen Peterson
 (505) 984-1322
 peterson@swsciences.com
Business Contact
 Ken Albright
Phone: (228) 813-6127
Email: Kenneth.E.Albright@nasa.gov
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A diode laser instrument for simultaneously measuring methane, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, and water vapor onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle will be developed in this project. Wavelength modulation absorption spectroscopy will be used to perform the measurements at a 10 Hz rate. The system will use a compact open path multipass cell to provide the necessary optical pathlength. Three mid-infrared lasers will be coupled to the cell. The Phase I project will emphasize development of the optical system and establishing of the sensitivity for ambient concentrations of the gases. These results will lead to the development of a light weight, low power, fast time response Phase II instrument suitable for deployment on a unmanned aerial vehicle.

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