Advances in Ammonia Detection Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-03-CN-0066
Agency Tracking Number: 2002-70
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.1
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2002-1
Small Business Information
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Hovde
 Prinipal Research Scientist
 (513) 272-1323
 dchovde@swsciences.com
Business Contact
 Alan Stanton
Title: President
Phone: (505) 984-1322
Email: astanton@swsciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase II SBIR Research project will continue the development and testing of an innovative instrument for measuring fluxes of atmospheric ammonia to be delivered at the end of Phase II. The instrument will combine advances in diode laser technology with sophisticated laser modulation methods to quantify ammonia in a low pressure flow cell. The instrument¿s small size and light weight will allow it to be mounted close to the measurement point, eliminating the need for long sampling lines. Careful selection of materials and a rapid flow rate ensure rapid gas exchange. Custom electronics to operate the instrument will consume 1-5 W of electrical power.

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