About NovaWave Technologies
NovaWave Technologies, Inc. is a Redwood City, CA based company that has received a grant(s) from the Department of Energy's SBIR/STTR program. The abstract(s) for these grant award(s) are provided as well since they provide insights into NovaWave Technologies, Inc.'s business and areas of expertise. This project will develop compact, low-cost, accurate, and highly reliable trace gas sensors that are suitable for the autonomous sensing of greenhouse gases in the field. These sensors are presently required for improving our understanding of global climate change, emissions monitoring for regulatory compliance, and will be suitable for a variety of industrial process control applications. Carbon isotope measurements provide a direct method to discriminate between man-made and natural sources of carbon dioxide, which will be used to detect leaks at carbon sequestration sites. The proposed instrument offers a real-time, autonomous approach to long term monitoring of carbon storage sites. This project will develop a real-time metal enhanced fluorescence detection system that has the potential to impact significantly the ability scientists to track sub-surface radionuclide and metal migration to prevent widespread ecological contamination from aging radiological stores. In addition, the technology can be adapted for homeland security applications, particularly safe buildings where office buildings, hospitals, hotels, malls, and schools can be monitored with a distributed sensor network. The proposed instrument will enable nitrous oxide levels to be monitored with high precision and accuracy. Nitrous oxide is the third most important greenhouse gas behind carbon dioxide and methane. The ability to obtain these measurements using low cost, rugged hardware is essential for obtaining a greater understanding of global warming and climate change. This proposal seeks to develop compact, low-cost, and highly reliable multispecies trace gas sensors. These sensors are presently required for improving our understanding of global climate change, for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, and for a variety of industrial process control applications.