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INFRARED MOISTURE MONITOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
403
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
403
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectral Sciences, Inc.
4 Fourth Avenue Burlington, MA 01803-3304
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: INFRARED MOISTURE MONITOR
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $473,256.00
 

Abstract:

SMALL CONCENTRATIONS OF WATER VAPOR IN THE HELIUM LOOPS OF AHIGH TEMPERATURE GAS REACTOR (HTGR) CAN ADVERSELY EFFECT THEFUEL ASSEMBLIES AND GRAPHITE STRUCTURES. SHORTCOMINGS IN THE PRESENT MOISTURE MONITOR MAKE IT DESIRABLE TO EXPLORE OTHER TECHNIQUES. WE PRESENT A METHOD BASED ON BROADBAND INFRARED ABSORPTION OF H(2)O IN THE 2.7 UM REGION WHICH IS RELIABLE, RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE, AND SENSITIVE OVER THE 1 - 10,000 PPM H(2)O CONCENTRATION RANGE. BY CHOOSING ADDITIONAL BANDPASSES IN THE 2.7 UM REGION IT IS ALSO FEASIBLE TO SIMULTANEOUSLY MONITOR BOTH CO AND CO(2) CONCENTRATIONS IN THE RANGE OF 1 PPM OR GREATER. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PHASE I RESEARCH ARE TO IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE THE CRITICAL ENGINEERING AND COST CONSTRAINTS AND EMPLOY THESE IN A FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS TRIAL DESIGNS. THE BEST DESIGN FROM PHASE I WILL BE BUILT AND TESTED IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Lawrence S. Bernstein

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectral Sciences Inc.
99 So. Bedford Street Burlington, MA 01803

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