Earlier this week, it has come to our attention that a Brazilian company, Leiden Technology do Brasil Ltda., has apparently been involved in the processing of spurious credit and bank card charges. THIS IS NOT OUR COMPANY, which is US-based Leiden Measurement Technology LLC.
Leiden Measurement Technology is proud to announce that it has been chosen to be part of the NASA SPINDLE project led by Stone Aerospace.
SPINDLE will develop a new class of exploratory technology suitable for penetrating the icy crusts of Europa and Enceladus and exploring the oceans beneath.
For the first phase of SPINDLE, LMT has been chosen to help define the means of finding potential habitats and detecting life in extraterrestrial settings all while preventing forward contamination of pristine environments. This will include addressing the fundamental science of what defines life, how to find exotic life, and what instruments should be used to do so.
LMT is proud to announce that it has been selected for two Phase I SBIR awards, announced on April 30, 2015.
One of the projects will be developing novel optical cells for highly-sensitive on-chip microfluidic analysis of nitrite and nitrate. Additionally. new instrumentation techniques for mixing short-lived reagents in-situ will be developed, enabling long-duration deployment of microfluidic systems.
For the second project, LMT will be developing a novel on-line, compact, system to autonomously and continuously detect inorganic ions in a water stream,
The goal of BASALT is to prepare for the human exploration of Mars by studying how humans and robots can perform science explorations in volcanic terrains. Key to this project is the high-fidelity scientific exploration and characterization of the physical and biological aspects of lava flows in Hawaii and Idaho and how humans can use a variety of instruments to characterize them and their habitability.
To achieve all of this, a large team has been assembled that includes scientists, operations and instrumentation experts, and active astronauts from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Kennedy Space Center, NASA Ames Research Center, SETI Institute, BAER Institute, Wyle Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Purdue University, Leiden Measurement Technology, Idaho State University (ISU), Cornell University, and University of Hawaii at Hilo/PISCES.
LMT is bringing its expertise in instrumentation to the project and its personnel will oversee all aspects of advanced instrumentation being used for this project.
LMT is one of several organizations selected to be part of the Biological Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT) project, a four-year, $4.2M, NASA-funded project. Dr. Dralene Lim of the SETI Institute (Mountain View, CA) is the principle investigator of BASALT, which was selected as one of the seven NASA PSTAR-funded proposals out of a pool of forty-seven. LMT is proud to be part of this exciting project.