A NOVEL CORRELATION FLUX METER FOR METHANE

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$241,838.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
675
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research Inc.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. C.e. Kolb/h.j. Caulfi
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AERODYNE'S SPECTRAL CORRELATOR TECHNOLOGY WILL BE ADAPTED TODETECTION OF METHANE IN ITS 3.3 UM VIBRATIONAL MODE. THE RESULTING FAST (10 HZ), ACCURATE (BETTER THAN 3% OF AMBIENT)INFRARED METHANE DETECTOR WILL BE DESIGNED (PHASE I), RUGGEDIZED AND OPTIMIZED FOR FIELD USE (PHASE II). WHEN COUPLED TO AND CORELATED WITH SONIC ANEMOMETER MEASUREMENTS OF TURBULENT EDDY VELOCITY FLUCTUATIONS, THE SPECTRAL CORRELATOR METHANE METER WILL YIELD ACCURATE FLUX MEASUREMENTS FOR ATMOSPHERIC METHANE SOURCES FROM MARSHES, RICE PADDIES, FOREST SOILS AND OTHER GEOPHYSICAL LOCALS. DURING PHASE II SPONSORSHIP THE COMPLETED METHANE FLUX METER SYSTEM WILL BE DEMONSTRATED UNDER FIELD CONDITIONS IN COOPERATION WITH NCAR PERSONNEL.

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