Multiplexed Optical Fiber Sensor Arrays for Submarine Atmosphere Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$597,524.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-06-C-4129
Award Id:
75194
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-062-0338
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Ave. Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator:
An-Dien Nguyen
Senior Physicist
(650) 965-7772
a.d.nguyen@lgrinc.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Baer
Executive Vice President
(650) 965-7772
d.baer@lgrinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Los Gatos Research proposes to develop novel multiplexed sensor system capable of real-time simultaneous measurements of several atmospheric gases onboard submarines with ppb-level sensitivity. These multi-species analyzers will be based on Off-Axis ICOS, a technology developed and commercialized at Los Gatos Research for over five years. Unlike conventional instrumentation based on gas chromatography or mass spectrometry, Los Gatos Research proposes to develop a novel multiplexed sensor system capable of real-time simultaneous measurements of several atmospheric gases onboard submarines with ppb-level sensitivity. These multi-species analyzers will be based on Off-Axis ICOS, a new laser absorption-based technology developed and commercialized at Los Gatos Research for over five years. Unlike conventional instrumentation based on Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography or mass spectrometry, LGR's proposed Analyzers will routinely provide the sensitivity and specificity necessary for accurate measurements of many target gases in ambient air at several locations without user intervention or regular maintenance. Finally, the proposed instrumentation will be inexpensive to build, require minimal electrical power to operate, and fit into a standard instrument rack.

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