Formaldehyde Profiler Using Laser Induced Fluorescence Technique

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CE88P
Agency Tracking Number: 105278
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: S1.08
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Masstech, Inc.
MD, Columbia, MD, 21046-2985
Duns: 123310083
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Guangkun Li
 Principal Investigator
 (443) 539-3111
Business Contact
 Richard Lee
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (443) 539-1742
Research Institution
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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