Reusable In Situ AirCore System for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$99,992.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX09CC18P
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
085083
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Small Business Information
KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 3426, Lawrence, KS, 66046-4921
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
108339966
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sherwood
 Principal Investigator
 (785) 979-1113
 tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Business Contact
 Suman Saripalli
Title: Vice President
Phone: (785) 979-1116
Email: suman.saripalli@kalscott.com
Research Institution
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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