Calibration/Validation Technology for the CO2 Satellite

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,979.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB19C
Agency Tracking Number:
094645
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.
CO, Boulder, CO, 80301-2895
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
025288494
Principal Investigator:
James Smith
Principal Investigator
(303) 817-6854
jim@aosinc.net
Business Contact:
Eva Forberger
Business Official
(303) 303-3389
eva@aosinc.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
AOS has shown that it is feasible to use the combined NASA/SBIR resources from Phases I and II to:(i) Build a turn-key analyzer system that has the dual-band/differential architecture and is small, light and sensitive enough to be deployed in the smallest zone of the Global Hawk (GH);(ii) Demonstrate TRL 9 and flight readiness of the analyzer system for deployment on the GH and(iii) Validate the analyzer system for observations of CO2 DMF by double-blind comparison with the flask sampling technology of NOAA/GMD and by broadband comparison with an AOS analyzer system that have been validated on hundreds of airborne missions.The net result of Phase II will be a TRL 9 CO2 analyzer system that can be deployed on the GH as needed for NASA field studies and validation of CO2 satellites.

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