The primary goal of this project is to develop a small and lightweight instrument to measure N2O with very high precision and accuracy onboard unmanned airborne platforms. This market share is likely to increase over the next years once we demonstrated the feasibility and with the increasing availability of airborne platforms. The same basic technology being developed in this project will apply to the measurement of other trace gases of interest, including NH3, COS, SO2, HCHO.
Developments made in this project will contribute to our continued effort of making our instruments more field deployable. This will immediately help for instrument deployment on other forms of aircraft, in ground-based mobile laboratories, or for in-situ measurements in remote locations. We expect significant market opportunities of up to 100 units over the next 5 years for a miniaturized N2O instrument with a sensitivity of 75 parts per trillion.