Status Report

NASA Technology Opportunity: Optical Remote Sensing Technologies Improving Methods to Monitor Pollution and Toxic Gases

By SpaceRef Editor
July 30, 2012
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Synopsis – Jul 30, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: TTO1021
Posted Date: Jul 30, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 30, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Dec 31, 2012
Current Response Date: Dec 31, 2012
Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 927110
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA solicits interest from companies interested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and market the following technology. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis and may include specific fields of use.


NASA Langley has developed a strong capability and patent portfolio in the field of optical remote sensing of gases. In particular, these technologies focus on improved optical sensor systems, methods of balancing detector output and performing non-mechanical optical path switching, and methods to linearize nonlinear measurements in detector systems. Langley has created numerous techniques and advanced field-ready prototypes to perform a variety of measurements, including auto emissions monitoring, methane leak detection, and pollution monitoring. The Langley remote sensing technology portfolio enables highly accurate real-time sensing of multiple trace gases in the atmosphere. The market for remote gas sensing is growing as health and safety considerations drive both government and industrial sectors to increase monitoring of polluting and toxic gases. NASA is seeking a partner for the continued commercialization of these technologies.

To express interest in this opportunity, please respond to Sean Sullivan, Research Triangle International (RTI), at: NASA Langley Research Center, Strategic Relationships Office (SRSO), 17 West Taylor St., Mail Stop 218, Building 1212, Room 110 Hampton, Virginia, E-mail:, or phone: 757-864-5055. Please indicate the date and title of the FBO notice and include your company and contact information. For more information about licensing other NASA-developed technologies, please visit the NASA Technology Transfer Portal at .

RTI is responsible for aggregating and acknowledging all responses. These responses are provided to members of NASA Langley’s Innovative Partnerships Office within the Office of Strategic Analysis and Business Development (OSACB) for the purpose of promoting public awareness of NASA-developed technology products, and conducting preliminary market research to determine public interest in and potential for future licensing opportunities. If direct licensing interest results from this posting, OSACB will follow the required formal licensing process of posting in the Federal Register. No follow-on procurement is expected to result from responses to this Notice.

Point of Contact

Name: Sean Sullivan
Title: Technology Transfer Liaison
Phone: 757-864-5055
Fax: 757-864-8101

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