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AEROSOLS WITH AN IN-SITU, MULTI-WAVELENGTH MULTICHANNEL NEPHELOMETER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
984
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
984
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fame Associates, Inc.
P.o. Box 572 Fort Collins, CO 80522
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: AEROSOLS WITH AN IN-SITU, MULTI-WAVELENGTH MULTICHANNEL NEPHELOMETER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $58,831.00
 

Abstract:

CHARACTERIZING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF INDIVIDUAL AEROSOL PARTICLES IN THE AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENT REQUIRED TO ALLOW PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF OPTICAL AND INFRARED SYSTEMS AND OPTICAL OBSCURATION COUNTERMEASURES. THERE EXISTS A NEED TO DEVELOP NEW INSTRUMENTATION WHICH CAN AUTOMATICALLY AND REMOTELY (IN-SITU) MEASURE AND RECORD THE TOTAL SCATTERING PATTERN FROM INDIVIDUAL AIRBORNE PARTICLES OF DIFFERENT MATERIAL AND SHAPES UNDER VARIOUS NATURAL AND MAN-MADE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS. KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICAL/OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF ATMOSPHERIC ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS WILL GREATLY ENHANCE THE CAPABILITY OF MODELING ATMOSPHERIC TRANSMISSION AND PREDICTING PERFORMANCE OF OPTICAL AND INFRAFED SYSTEMS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORTS ARE TO IDENTIFY THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, INVESTIGATE THE TECHNICAL FEASI BILITY OF THE DEVELOPED CONCEPT AND DESIGN A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM INCLUDING A PARTICLE (INLET) SAMPLING SYSTEM FOR POTENTIAL AIRCRAFT USAGE, IDENTIFY LIGHT SOURCE, OPTICS AND DETECTORS FOR THE SYSTEM, AND A DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM. THE PROPOSED APPROCH IS TO MEASURE THE SPECTRAL AND ANGULAR VARIATION OF SCATTERED LIGHT PATTERNS OF INDIVIDUAL PARTICLES OVER 4 STERADIANS BY EMPLOYING MULTIPLE SOURCES AND DETECTORS AND A FAST RESPONSE DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM. PHASE I RESULTS ARE INTENDED TO PROVIDE DETAILS OF SYSTEM DESIGN, HARDWARE IDENTIFICATION AND THEORETICAL ANALYSIS THAT WILL DIRECT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PHASE II - THE ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

James b. wedding, ph.d.
3032210678

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Fame Associates, Inc.
P.o. Box 572 Fort Collins, CO 80522

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