Do you have an N95 or half-face respirator? If you do, make sure you know how to fit, wear and test it properly. Dr. Mark Gibson our director of Air Quality and Exposure Science has recorded an informational video. You can find it on our COVID-19 Respirators page.
Lorraine Remer our CEO and Rich Kleidman our COO will be attending the American Geophysical Union Conference in San Franciso's Moscone Center December 9 - 13. We will be in booth 1144 near the food concessions and across from Campbell Scientific. Stop by to see a demo of our sampling station and size-scanning nephelometer which retrieves a full particle size distribution up to PM10. We will also be showing off our new communications module for remote control and communications of the instruments. Feel free to just stop by and chat even without the demos and at least you'll be near the concession stands!
You can see this brief profile here
AirPhoton has been awarded a contract to provide ground instruments in support of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) investigation. The MAIA satellite instrument is scheduled for launch in 2022 and will collect high quality data on fine particulate matter air pollution from space. MAIA will rely on our AeroExplorer sampling stations to collect particulates on filters at ground level for later analysis. This along with other information will allow MAIA to characterize the types of particulates that are most harmful to human health. You can read the full press release here.
Rich Kleidman our COO will be going to the Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA) conference in New Delhi. The conference on “Aerosol Impacts: Human Health and Climate Change” runs from November 26 – 28, 2018. Rich will be giving a talk on Wednesday titled “The Use of a Size Scanning Nephelometer to Constrain Particle Size Distribution and Their Scattering Properties”. This will show off some recent ground breaking work by Vanderlei Martins that combines the innovative technology of our IN102Ex nephelometer with some advanced analytical techniques to derive a particle size distribution. When not giving his talk Rich will be at the booth of our Indian distributor M&G Analyser Systems. If you are in the neighborhood stop by to say hello. We hope to present an webinar in a few weeks that will describe our work in this area.
AirPhoton is now partnering with Loft Orbital. Our role is to provide scientific payloads for space missions from cubesats up to full-sized instrument missions which will be launched and managed by Loft. Our chief technical officer Dr. Vanderlei Martins has designed several types of instrument payloads for space borne missions. Dr. Martins' Laboratory for Aerosols Clouds and Optics at UMBC has built the HARP cubesat for NASA. Please see the HARP page for a description of its scientific mission and innovative technical features. It's design is being modified to be used as a full-sized payload for NASA's PACE mission. This same science and engineering expertise is an integral part of AirPhoton and we will be coordinating with Loft Orbital to provide state of the art satellite payloads.
The Physics Department at UMBC and AirPhoton are hosting the third annual SPARTAN meeting April 19 - 20, 2018 in room 401 of the Physics Building on the UMBC campus. April 19 is a day of talks about the science of SPARTAN. April 20 is a closed door meeting at BWTech South where SPARTAN and AirPhoton will be discussing technical issues of the equipment used for data collection.
If you want to learn more about SPARTAN see their website here.
Here is a link to the schedule for the first day of talks.