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Ubiquitous methane leak detection through novel sensors & sensing platforms

March 29, 2012
Offices of ARPA-E
Washington, DC 20024

Agenda

ARPA-E Host and Administration:
Dr. Dane Boysen, Program Director
Dr. Phil Larochelle, ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow Support Research Contractor, ARPA-E

Speakers and Presentations:

1. Dr. Dane Boysen, Program Director, ARPA-E
Welcome 

2. Dr. Phil Larochelle, ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow Support Research Contractor, ARPA-E
Workshop Introduction 

3. Roger Fernandez, EPA
EPA Natural Gas Star Program Emissions, Sensors and Tech Needs

4. Dr. Kiran Kothari, Gas Technology Institute
Natural Gas Infrastructure Survey, CH4 Sensing Development Projects

5. Dan Brake, ITT Exelis
The ITT Angel Project: Technology Development & Industry Experience

6. Dr. Mark Zondlo, Princeton University
UAV Methane Measurements Using VCSELs, Fast Sampling QCLs

7. Dr. C. Kumar Patel, UCLA
Pranalytica QCL Techniques Prospects for Laser Sensing CH4

8. Dr. Gerard Wysocki, Princeton University
Distributed Spectroscopic Laser Trace-Gas Sensor Networks

9. Dr. John Henderson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Thermal Spectrometer Based Atmospheric Measurements

10. Dr. Mickey Frish, Physical Sciences
Airborne Laser-based Sensors for Pipeline Leak Detection

11. Dr. Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
Autonomous Flying Vehicles and Sensor Measurements

Breakout Session Results:

1.Morning – Challenges and Opportunities in Detecting Methane Leaks

2.Afternoon – Sensor Technology 

3.Afternoon – Sensor Platforms and Strategy