Compact All Solid State Oceanic Inherent Optical Property Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,502.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09RA13C
Agency Tracking Number:
066092
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
S6.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sequoia Scientific, Inc.
2700 Richards Road, Bellevue, WA, 98005-4200
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
879253524
Principal Investigator:
Yogesh Agrawal
Principal Investigator
(425) 641-0944
yogi.agrawal@sequoiasci.com
Business Contact:
Yogesh Agrawal
President
(425) 641-0944
yogi.agrawal@sequoiasci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This work concerns the development of a prototype of a Volume Scattering Function (VSF) sensor for measurement of this inherent optical property(IOP) of seawater. The proposed prototype combines new development from Phase-I with our existing technology to extend existing capability for measuring VSF from 0.1 to 20 degrees, out to 170 degrees. We have developed a new and innovative sensor module that permits high sub-degree angular resolution measurement of VSF. The system is simple, yet powerful. For example, it permits programmability of the range of angles to be explored. A case is one of bubbles, which produce a bump in the VSF between 60-180 degrees. The instrument will be self-contained, internally recording, powered by batteries or external power. Beam attenuation coefficient will also be measured. The technology extends existing VSF measurement capability for benefit of NASA's interest in remote sensing.

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