Reusable In Situ AirCore System for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CC18P
Award Id:
90518
Agency Tracking Number:
085083
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PO Box 3426, Lawrence, KS, 66046
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
108339966
Principal Investigator:
TomSherwood
Principal Investigator
(785) 979-1113
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Business Contact:
SumanSaripalli
Vice President
(785) 979-1116
suman.saripalli@kalscott.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A novel design for an in situ atmospheric sensor for CO2 and trace gases is proposed. The sensor, named AirCore, provides the advantages of existing in situ sensors (e.g. high resolution) but eliminates possible biases in analysis that often originate from imperfect measurement condition. The AirCore provides a significant savings in cost and weight while increasing the capabilities of existing in situ sensors. The AirCore system consists of the AirCore gas sampler and the support system to accomplish its high altitude (nominally 70,000 ft.) mission. This support system includes the sensor launch and recovery components. The AirCore can be launched and recovered by a crew of two which reduces the operational cost of the system.

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