Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Diode Laser Sensor for Methane

Period of Performance: 05/18/2015 - 05/17/2017

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

An aircraft system for detecting ambient methane will be developed in this project. The system will use a diode laser to perform a wavelength modulation absorption measurement of this greenhouse gas. The optical system will feature a open path system that is mounted outside the aircraft. The system will make measurements at a 10 Hz rate.