High Precision Monitoring Instrumentation for the Earth's CO2 Background

Period of Performance: 01/01/2002 - 12/31/2002

$300K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.
1930 Central Avenue, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The phase I research was successful. An analyzer was designed and built, and it meets all five criteria of the DOC solicitation subtopic. We are proposing to: (1) build and incorporate copies of the analyzer into three detection systems, each to be constructed and customized for a platform of opportunity (buoy, ship,mountain); (2) make rigorous observations from each platform, lasting approximately one year, of the Earth's CO2 background; and (3) thereby prove the systems' utility and economic viability to the scientific community.