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High-Speed Resonant FTIR Spectrometer for Surface Contaminant Measurements

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
91449
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C091-107-0030
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTRA, Inc
461 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High-Speed Resonant FTIR Spectrometer for Surface Contaminant Measurements
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: W911SR-09-C-0043
Award Amount: $69,705.00
 

Abstract:

OPTRA proposes a high-speed resonant Fourier transform infrared (HSR-FTIR) spectrometer incorporating a multiple pass, reciprocating configuration and a resonant mirror structure to accomplish the scanning. The intended application is time-resolved thermal luminescence (TL) measurements of surface contaminants. The multiple pass configuration of the FTIR effectively reduces the physical stroke length required of the interferometer mirror for a given spectral resolution thereby enabling use of high speed linear resonant actuators such as piezos. The projected spectral acquisition rate is 10 kHz at 8 cm-1 spectral resolution over the 7-14 m spectral range. The projected per-scan noise equivalent spectral radiance (NESR) is 4x10-9 W/(cm2 ster cm-1). The Phase I work plan will produce a conceptual design of the HSR-FTIR to be detailed, built, and tested during the Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Julia Rentz Dupuis
Senior Scientist
9788876600
jrentz@optra.com

Business Contact:

James R. Engel
President
9788876600
jengel@optra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTRA, INC.
461 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983

EIN/Tax ID: 042710274
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No