Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based High Sensitivity Gas Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$573,577.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNA07BA44C
Award Id:
77652
Agency Tracking Number:
054009
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator:
micah yairi
Principal Investigator
(650) 965-7772
m.yairi@lgrinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony O'Keefe
President
(650) 965-7772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institute:
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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