Singlet Oxygen Analyzer for COIL Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
F2960103M0253
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1294
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator
 Manish Gupta
 Senior Director
 (650) 965-7874
 m.gupta@lgrinc.com
Business Contact
 Noel O'Keefe
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (650) 965-3439
Email: n.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research proposes to develop an ultrasensitive gas analyzer to directly measure the concentration of singlet oxygen in COIL applications. This analyzer, which based on our proprietary Off-Axis ICOS technology, willprovide unprecedented sensitivity in a compact, robust instrument that can be readily integrated into the COIL platform. In Phase I we will demonstrate technical feasibility by generating singlet oxygen and measuring its absorption spectrum directly at1.91 microns and 1.505 microns and, in conjunction with high-level theoretical calculations provided by AFRL, accurately deducing its state-specific density. The prototype will be multiplexed to allow for simultaneous measurements of three key COILspecies: singlet oxygen, ground state oxygen, and water vapor. We will also evaluate the possibility of adapting the instrument to measure excited state species for AGIL applications (i.e. singlet delta NCl). In Phase II, we will integrate theinstrument into the COIL platform and deliver a final, working prototype to the Department of Defense (AFRL). Beyond COIL applications (both military and commercial), the development of a robust, ultrasenstive gas analyzer also has significant commercialapplication in industrial process control, medical diagnostics, and environmental monitoring. LGR is actively collaborating with several industrial partners, including Dow Chemicals, Metabolic Solutions, and ITT Technologies to transfer our innovation tothe marketplace. In Phase III, we project revenue generated by sales of our industrial process control monitor alone to exceed $10M by 2007, with additional revenue generated from our medical and environmental diagnostic instruments.

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