Ultrasensitive Atmospheric Analyzer for Miniature UAVs

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CC17P
Agency Tracking Number: 085297
Amount: $99,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.08
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041-1518
DUNS: 928805761
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Manish Gupta
 Principal Investigator
 (650) 965-7772
 m.gupta@lgrinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony O'Keefe
Title: CEO
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Email: a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a highly-accurate, lightweight, low-power gas analyzer for quantification of water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4) aboard miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (mini-UAVs). This analyzer, which will exploit LGR's patented Off-Axis ICOS technology, will be the first sensor capable of meeting the stringent weight, power, and environmental requirements for miniature UAV deployments. Such deployments are critically important to NASA's Earth Science Division, because they enable more efficient and cost effective Earth observation measurements. These measurements complement current satellite observations by providing higher horizontal resolution and vertical profiling, enabling better quantification of carbon sources and sinks.

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