NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-2 S1.08-9355
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX10RA64P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: In Situ Airborne, Surface, and Submersible Instruments for Earth Science
PROPOSAL TITLE: Calibration/Validation Technology for the CO2 Satellite

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.
1930 Central Avenue, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301 - 2895
(303) 817-6854

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. James R. Smith
jim@aosinc.net
1930 Central Avenue, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301 - 2895
(303) 817-6854

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 5
End: 9

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
AOS has shown that it is feasible to use the combined NASA/SBIR resources from Phases I and II to:

(i) Build a turn-key analyzer system that has the dual-band/differential architecture and is small, light and sensitive enough to be deployed in the smallest zone of the Global Hawk (GH);
(ii) Demonstrate TRL 9 and flight readiness of the analyzer system for deployment on the GH and
(iii) Validate the analyzer system for observations of CO2 DMF by double-blind comparison with the flask sampling technology of NOAA/GMD and by broadband comparison with an AOS analyzer system that have been validated on hundreds of airborne missions.

The net result of Phase II will be a TRL 9 CO2 analyzer system that can be deployed on the GH as needed for NASA field studies and validation of CO2 satellites.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
(i) CO2 analyzer payloads appropriate for the platforms of NASA's Airborne Science Program.
(ii) Validation/calibration of the atmospheric CO2 column observed by satellite.
(iii) Calibration of ground-based line of sight calibrators (TCON) of the CO2 satellite.
(iv) Studies of atmospheric CO2 as part of detailed process studies of oceanic and terrestrial environments.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
(i) Drop-in CO2 analyzer payload for great range of platforms to include robotics and the cabin of conventional aircraft.
(ii) Studies of atmospheric CO2 as part of detailed process studies of oceanic and terrestrial environments.
(iii) Improvement of all CO2 analyzer technologies invented and developed by AOS, Inc. for a substantial range of robotic and manned platforms.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Operations Concepts and Requirements
Optical
Perception/Sensing
Photonics
Testing Facilities
Testing Requirements and Architectures
Training Concepts and Architectures


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