AirCore Reusable InSitu Sampler for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,223.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CA39P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
125148
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
KS, Lawrence, KS, 66046-0426
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
108339966
Principal Investigator:
Tom Sherwood
Principal Investigator
(785) 979-1113
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Business Contact:
Suman Saripalli
VP- Business Development
(785) 979-1116
suman.saripalli@kalscott.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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