Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based High Sensitivity Gas Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$573,577.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNA07BA44C
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
054009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.05
Small Business Information
Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041-1518
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator
 micah yairi
 Principal Investigator
 (650) 965-7772
 m.yairi@lgrinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony O'Keefe
Title: President
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Email: a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Los Gatos Research, Inc. proposes to develop a lightweight, compact, rugged, near and mid-infrared gas-sensing spectroscopy instrument to accurately measure the abundance of various gases on Mars and other extra-terrestrial bodies. These gases include methane, water vapor, carbon dioxide, and ammonia. This instrument will be a fully autonomous, stand-alone, remotely operable all fiber-based spectroscopy sensor capable of measuring gases in a Martian environment. The proposed prototype sensor includes the novel use of hollow photonic crystal fibers, which further enables accurate measurement of even small samples of gas. The project will also leverage Los Gatos Research's prior work developing rugged, autonomous gas sensors for extreme environments that NASA is currently using.

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