Ultrasensitive Atmospheric Analyzer for Miniature UAVs

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,956.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CC17P
Award Id:
90517
Agency Tracking Number:
085297
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:
Manish Gupta
Principal Investigator
(650) 965-7772
m.gupta@lgrinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony O'Keefe
CEO
(650) 965-7772
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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