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Daylight Solutions Wins SBIR for Atmospheric Monitoring

September 29, 2008

The Phase 1 Dept. of Energy (DOE) SBIR will go to designing and building a portable sensor capable of measuring fluxes and carbon isotope concentrations in carbon dioxide.


POWAY, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of molecular detection and imaging solutions in the mid-infrared, announced that the company has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Department of Energy (DOE). The SBIR will be used to further advance Daylight's platform sensor technology as it applies to measuring atmospheric fluxes and concentrations of carbon isotopes in carbon dioxide (CO2).

The project is focused on the design and assembly of a compact, portable sensor that provides highly accurate, real-time concentration measurements. The sensor will be based upon Daylight's patented technology in rapidly tunable, external-cavity quantum cascade lasers.

"Replacing traditional mass spectrometry and cryogenically-cooled mid-infrared laser technologies with Daylight's highly advanced miniaturized systems, offers many advantages. This is particularly true in field deployable situations, where remote, real-time measurements are required," says company CEO, Dr. Timothy Day. "We are excited to be applying Daylight's technology in ways that assist and promote the atmospheric sciences community."

About Daylight Solutions
Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and high power imaging systems for use in industrial process controls, scientific research, medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and homeland security and defense applications. The company develops sensors and offers a line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength mid-infrared laser sources that can operate either pulsed or continuous wave. The company's patented technology enables small, battery powered devices that are extremely sensitive to the presence of trace amounts of molecules in real-world environments.


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