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Optical Sensing and Control of Polymer Processing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57190
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7.09.04
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Chemical ElectroPhysics Co. Inc.
705 Yorklyn Road Hockessin, DE 19707 0927
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Optical Sensing and Control of Polymer Processing
Agency: DOC
Contract: SB1341-02-W-1131
Award Amount: $74,278.00
 

Abstract:

A NIST/industry consortium identified accurate temperature distribution measurements, as one of the major technical needs of polymer processors. NIST developed a way to make spatially resolved temperature measurements. Add a small amount of dye. During processing, focus UV illumination onto a small volume element of the process material. Use the ratio of the resulting fluorescent intensities at two wavelengths to determine the temperature. Move the focal point up and down to construct temperature profiles. The proposed Phase 1 would evaluate the feasibility of this technology for meeting the stated need. We would build a prototype with improved spatial resolution, motorized positioning and a spectrometer rather than filters for detection. Results would include the prototype, a characterization of its performance, range of operation and the influence of process and material conditions, and a comparison with the needs of industry. A negative outcome in Phase 1 would imply that some fundamental limitation exists. A positive outcome would imply that the technology can probably meet industry's needs.

Principal Investigator:

Michael McBrearty
President
3022348206
mm@cep-corp.com

Business Contact:

Michael McBrearty
President
mm@cep-corp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Chemical ElectroPhysics Co. Inc.
705 Yorklyn Road Hockessin, DE 19707

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No