Multiplexed Optical Fiber Sensor Arrays for Submarine Atmosphere Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-06-C-4129
Agency Tracking Number: N051-062-0338
Amount: $744,288.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-062
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Ave. Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
DUNS: 928805761
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 An-Dien Nguyen
 Senior Physicist
 (650) 965-7772
 a.d.nguyen@lgrinc.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Baer
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Email: 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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