AirCore Reusable InSitu Sampler for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CA39P
Agency Tracking Number: 125148
Amount: $124,223.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.08
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
KS, Lawrence, KS, 66046-0426
DUNS: 108339966
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sherwood
 Principal Investigator
 (785) 979-1113
 tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Business Contact
 Suman Saripalli
Title: VP- Business Development
Phone: (785) 979-1116
Email: suman.saripalli@kalscott.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
A novel design for an in situ air sampling sensor for CO2 and trace gases is proposed. The sensor, named AirCore, provides the advantages of existing in situ sensors (e.g. high resolution) but eliminates possible biases in analysis that often originate from imperfect measurement condition. The AirCore provides a significant savings in cost and weight while increasing the capabilities of existing in situ sensors. The AirCore system consists of the AirCore gas sampler and the support system to accomplish its high altitude (nominally 70,000+ ft.) mission. This support system includes the sensor launch and recovery components. The AirCore can be launched and recovered by a limited crew, which reduces the operational cost of the system.

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