NASA SBIR 2019-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 19-2- S1.08-3758
 Suborbital Instruments and Sensor Systems for Earth Science Measurements
 Advanced Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Radiometer for Trace Gas and Aerosol Observations
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
SciGlob Instruments & Services, LLC
4656 Tall Maple Court
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 420-7561

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Nader Abuhassan
4656 Tall Maple Ct
Ellicott City, MD 21043 - 6762
(443) 420-7561

BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Matthew Kowalewski
4656 Tall Maple Ct
Ellicott City, MD 21043 - 6762
(443) 420-7561

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 4
End: 6
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Ground based passive sensors such as Pandora, Cimel and Brewer played a major role in improving our understanding of the atmospheric chemistry by monitoring " in real time"  local and regional  air quality and pollution episodes. They will certainly play an important role in current and future satellite validation efforts and  will help in the integration of satellite data in the air quality assessments 
We propose to develop a compact Spectrometer system " Pandora-C" capable of  improving the capabilities of existing trace gas measuring sensors  and of maintain radiometric stability for reliable aerosols products. We propose an improved, compact and  lightweight design for Phase 2 " Pandora-C instrument". The proposed system will greatly improve the instrument reliability and long term stability.


Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Primary NASA applications include satellite calibration and validation (cal/val) activities (PACE, TEMPO, GEMS).  Algorithm development and model assimilation studies would all benefit from a successful Pandora-C instrument network that addresses the shortcomings of Cimel and Pandora would achieve greater accuracy in a more cost-effective manner.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Applications and customers include the US EPA, state environmental agencies, universities, and international agencies and universities.  Air and water quality regulatory compliance, air quality model validation studies, and transport studies. NOAA fresh water, coastal ocean, and blue water studies would benefit from this system. 

Duration: 24

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