NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S1.07-7280
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Airborne Measurement Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Ultrasensitive Airborne Formaldehyde Monitor

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Aeris Technologies, Inc.
230D Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065 - 1411
(650) 620-9421

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Joshua Paul
230D Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065 - 1411
(650) 620-9421

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr James J Scherer
230D Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065 - 1411
(650) 620-9421

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Airborne Measurement Systems is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I proposal seeks to develop an ultrasensitive, mid-infrared laser-based formaldehyde gas sensor system for airborne and ground-based atmospheric monitoring. The proposed instrument will be capable of accurately determining sub-parts-per-billion formaldehyde concentrations in seconds. This compact, lightweight instrument will be capable of long-term autonomous operation, and require minimal power. The Phase I research will demonstrate the feasibility of the technology by performing measurements on formaldehyde samples using Aeris� prototype compact spectrometer platform. The results of these tests will be used to quantify detection limits and hardware requirements for a Phase II instrument. Commercial systems based on the Phase II prototype will be developed and marketed during Phase III.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA applications for the technology include monitoring atmospherically relevant species in the Earth�s atmosphere, monitoring air quality during manned space missions, and characterizing extraterrestrial atmospheres.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Commercial applications based on the sensor technology described in this proposal include industrial monitoring, environmental monitoring, and general chemical analysis, including semiconductor gas purity analysis and medical diagnostics.

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.)
Analytical Instruments (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma, Energy; see also Sensors)
Chemical/Environmental (see also Biological Health/Life Support)
Health Monitoring & Sensing (see also Sensors)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Process Monitoring & Control

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