Advances in Ammonia Detection Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$300,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DG133R-03-CN-0066
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-70
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
David Hovde
Prinipal Research Scientist
(513) 272-1323
dchovde@swsciences.com
Business Contact:
Alan Stanton
President
(505) 984-1322
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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