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An Autonomous Gas Chromatograph for Measurement of Greenhouse Gases in Airborne Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1251
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-55
Amount: $291,074.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.5
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2004-1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1360 Redwood Way Suite C
Petaluma, CA 94954
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Martin Buhr
 Senior Scientist
 (303) 279-4499
 marty@sonomatech.com
Business Contact
 Donald Blumenthal
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (707) 665-9900
Email: don@sonomatech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

An automated, high precision, lightweight gas chromatograph, capable of measuring hydrogen (H2), methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) with a fast duty cycle (1 sample per two minutes) will be designed and built. The detector used for the chromatograph will be an electron capture detector with sensitivity enhanced by addition of nitrous oxide (N2O) reagent gas. The instrument will be designed for minimum power consumption, weight and size to best facilitate deployment on small research aircraft. The instrument components will b selected to maximize commercial viability in both system performance and reliability.

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