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High-Performance Optical Fiber-Based Meteorological Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53469
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-0729
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Droplet Measurement Technologies
2545 Central Avenue Boulder, CO 80301-2865
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: High-Performance Optical Fiber-Based Meteorological Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-01-C-0335
Award Amount: $467,342.00
 

Abstract:

In the Phase I study, a protype instrument, the aerosolvaporization spectrometer (AVS)was evaluated for the ability toclassify airborne aerosol particles by their incandescentsignal. The instrument uses a diode pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1.06u wavelength to excite the particles. The scattering signal ismonitored from all particles, and black carbon particles absorbsufficient energy to incandesce, and this incandescence ismeasured by broadband and narrowband detectors. Particles otherthan black carbon will not incandesce, and they are identified bytheir scattering signal. The mass of the black carbon particlesis directly related to the intensity of the incandescencesignal. From the ratio of the scattering to the incandescencesignals, it appears possible to obtain information on the shapeof the particles. In the Phse II work, further testing will bedone on this instrument, and a rugged field ready unit will beconstructed.

Principal Investigator:

Darrel Baumgardner
3034405576
darrel@dropletmeasurement.com

Business Contact:

Gregory Kok
3034405576
glkok@dropletmeasurement.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DROPLET MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
P.O. Box 20293 Boulder, CO 80308

EIN/Tax ID: 841063200
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No