Triple Isotope Water Analyzer for Extraplanetary Studies

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$685,767.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX13CA03C
Agency Tracking Number:
114922
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.09
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3, 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:
Manish Gupta
Business Official
(650) 965-7772
m.gupta@lgrinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ Off-Axis ICOS to develop triple-isotope water analyzers for lunar and other extraplanetary exploration. This instrument will provide highly accurate quantification of dD, d18O, and d17O to better than ± 0.3 0/00, ± 0.1 0/00, and ± 0.15 0/00 respectively with minimal calibration or consumable standards. Moreover, due to the inherent benefits of Off-Axis ICOS, the analyzer will be selective, robust, and economical. In addition to being a strong candidate for extraplanetary exploration, the instrument will be deployed for field testing and research by scientists in NASA's Space Science and Astrobiology Division.

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