NO2 Analyzer for Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$99,659.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX11CD26P
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
105755
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Small Business Information
Los Gatos Research
CA, Mountain View, CA, 94041-1518
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator
 Manish Gupta
 Principal Investigator
 (650) 965-7772
 m.gupta@lgrinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony O'Keefe
Title: CEO
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Email: a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ incoherent Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy (iCRDS) to develop a compact, cost-effective nitrogen dioxide (NO2) analyzer for deployment aboard miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This portable instrument will provide rapid (1 Hz), highly accurate (to better than± 1 ppbv) quantification of NO2 with minimal external calibration or consumables gases. Moreover, due to the inherent benefits of iCRDS, the analyzer will be selective, robust, and economical. The resulting instrument will allow researchers in NASA's Earth Science Division to use miniature UAVdeployments to complement satellite observations on the Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) mission. The in-situ data will provide higher spatial resolution and vertical profiling near the highly inhomogeneous NO2 sources, as well as providing correction factors for GEO-CAPE coastal measurements.

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