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Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
41375
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41375
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Princeton Optronics
1 Electronics Dr Trenton, NJ 08619-2054
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,933.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a high sensitivity diamond tipped Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) sensor for cone penetrometer use for in situ, real time and continuous detection of dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs). The detection scheme for the sensor will include the Combined Wavelength and Frequency Modulation Spectroscopy (CWFMS) employing tunable diode laser techniques and improved Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. CWFMS was originally invented in the early nineties by Stevens Institute of Technology in NJ and furthr improved and commercialized by Princeton Electronic Systems.Examples of the analytes to be analyzed are: Trichloroethylene (TCE), tetracholoroethene (TeCE), methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, benzene, toluene, xylenes, naphthalene.Advanced Chemometrics will be employed to achieve quantitative analysis of the above chemicals. In phase I, we will develop and demonstrate a prototype system for detection of TCE at a sensitvity of about 1 ppm, and in phase II develop a complete system for detection of TCE and other organic chemicals of interest to the Air Force at a sensitivity approaching 1 ppb.

Principal Investigator:

Yi Tang
6097161605

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Electronic Systems,
P.O. Box 8627 Princeton, NJ 08543

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