Harsh Environment Gas Sensor Array for Venus Atmospheric Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,861.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CD79P
Agency Tracking Number:
115516
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.09
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Makel Engineering, Inc.
CA, Chico, CA, 95973-9064
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
933302655
Principal Investigator:
Darby Makel
Principal Investigator
(530) 895-2771
dmakel@makelengineering.com
Business Contact:
Darby Makel, PhD
Business Official
(530) 895-2771
dmakel@makelengineering.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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