REAL-TIME, LONG TERM MONITORING OF VOLCANIC EMISSIONS

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14422
Amount: $264,097.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Transducer Research, Inc.
1228 Olympus Dr, Naperville, IL, 60540
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph R. Stetter
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Abstract
THERE IS VERY LITTLE SYSTEMATIC DATA ON VOLCANIC EMISSIONS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF SUITABLE MONITORING EQUIPMENT. THE AVAILABLE DATA SHOW A VERY SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION BETWEEN VOLCANIC ACTIVITY AND GAS EMISSIONS. THEREFORE, THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR NEW INSTRUMENTATION THAT WILL PROVIDE THE NEEDED DATA TO UNDERSTAND AND MODEL THE ROLE OF GEOCHEMISTRY IN VOLCANISM. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN VOLCANOLOGISTS AND GAS SENSOR SPECIALISTS TO DEVELOP AND USE ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION FOR SYSTEMATIC MONITORING OF IMPORTANT VOLCANIC GASES (E.G., HC1, CO2, SO2, H2S, HE, H2O AND TEMPERATURE). RECENT ADVANCES IN MICROSENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS WILL BE EXPLOITED TO DEVELOP A RUGGED, LOW POWER, LOW COST, FIELD WORTHY MONITORING SYSTEM. THE UNITS WOULD BE DESIGNEDTO COLLECT AND TRANSMIT REAL-TIME EMISSIONS DATA FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS WITHOUT ANY MANUAL INTERVENTION. THE DATA ACQUIRED BY THE INSTRUMENTATION IS EXPECTED TO STIMULATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MODELS OF VOLCANIC BEHAVIOR.

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