Formaldehyde Profiler Using Laser Induced Fluorescence Technique

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CE88P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105278
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MD, Columbia, MD, 21046-2985
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
123310083
Principal Investigator:
GuangkunLi
Principal Investigator
(443) 539-3111
homer@apmaldi.com
Business Contact:
RichardLee
Chief Financial Officer
(443) 539-1742
rlee@apmaldi.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Formaldehyde (HCHO) is of great interest to atmospheric scientists in NASA and other research institutions. In this SBIR project, we propose to build an airborne or ground based, atmospheric formaldehyde (HCHO) profiler implementing Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) techniques. The instrument will be able to operate under the range of environmental conditions encountered during ground and airborne tests. In the phase I effort, we will breadboard system and perform a proof of concept HCHO measurement. We will also carry out a comprehensive review of the UV laser systems and identify the optimum laser for the prototype sensor. The outcome of the Phase I work will establish the feasibility of this LIF technique for high sensitivity detection of HCHO, and provide the design of the prototype sensor.

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