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NOy-Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer

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Laboratory: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Technology: The NOy-Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer is a sensitive, compact detector that measures total reactive nitrogen (NOy), as well as NO2, NO and O3, using cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS).

Opportunity: Available for license to manufacturers who have a proven track record and distribution network for manufacturing and distributing quality scientific instruments in the United States and globally. NOAA offers a wide variety of licensing solutions with flexible terms and reasonable rates, with a fast-tracked licensing process to get the product to market as quickly as possible.

Benefits: The NOAA CRDS is unique in that the optical cage system holds four optical cavities (with associated sample cells) and a laser together, allowing a measurement of all four trace gases simultaneously and with a robust calibration in a small package. It is compact and has lower power, size, weight, and vacuum requirements than chemiluminescence-based instruments while approaching equivalent sensitivity, precision and time response. The precision and accuracy of this instrument make it a versatile alternative to existing instruments on the market.

Applications: Climate science and air quality monitoring provide ongoing applications for instrumentation to accurately measure atmospheric trace gases. Given the compact and efficient performance and other unique features of this instrument for measuring ambient air across a range of environments and measurement platforms, it is an excellent licensing opportunity for the scientific instrument manufacturing sector—a sector with a well-established market worldwide.

Contact: To learn more, contact the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office.

Read more about this opportunity at NOAA’s original listing for the technology.