Multi-Species Ultra-Sensitive Trace Analysis of Atmospheric Environments

Period of Performance: 06/14/1998 - 06/30/2000

$354K

Phase 2 STTR

Recipient Firm

LOS Gatos Research
Mountain View, CA 94041
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd. M/C 201-15
Pasadena, CA 91125
Institution POC

Research Topics

Abstract

Los Gatos Research has developed and demonstrated a technology to make ultra-sensitive absorption measurements over a wide spectral range from the mid-infrared to the ultraviolet. This technology will be used to probe the environment as an atmospheric sampling probe. Using this approach and borrowing design features from demonstrated airborne sensor platforms, we plan to construct a flight sensor package and make the first direct absorption based concentration measurements of the hydroxyl radical, OH, in the lower atmosphere.