NO2 Analyzer for Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,659.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CD26P
Agency Tracking Number:
105755
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Los Gatos Research
CA, Mountain View, CA, 94041-1518
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta
Principal Investigator
(650) 965-7772
m.gupta@lgrinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony O'Keefe
CEO
(650) 965-7772
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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