Harsh Environment Gas Sensor Array for Venus Atmospheric Measurements

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CD79P
Agency Tracking Number: 115516
Amount: $124,861.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: S1.09
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Makel Engineering, Inc.
CA, Chico, CA, 95973-9064
Duns: 933302655
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Darby Makel
 Principal Investigator
 (530) 895-2771
 dmakel@makelengineering.com
Business Contact
 Darby Makel, PhD
Title: Business Official
Phone: (530) 895-2771
Email: dmakel@makelengineering.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Makel Engineering and the Ohio State University propose to develop a harsh environment tolerant gas sensor array for atmosphericanalysis in future Venus missions. The proposed instrument will be very compact, require low power, and ruggedly packaged to becompatible with balloon a payload for atmospheric composition analysis. The goal is to provide information on local SOx (or totalsulfur compounds if a reactive filter is used), CO, O2, NOx, H2 and/or water vapor concentrations in order to complement othermeasurement systems that were targeted in the 2009 Venus Flagship Mission Study such as a GC-MS, nephelometer, orcamera/optical detector

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