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Automated trace gas molecular analyzer using rotational spectroscopy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-007-0401
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-007
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
BrightSpec
675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite 480 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Automated trace gas molecular analyzer using rotational spectroscopy
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0185
Award Amount: $99,991.00
 

Abstract:

Design of a custom chirped-pulse Fourier transform (CP-FT) mm-wave rotational spectrometer to meet the chemical analysis needs of the ARMY will be informed by current BrightSpec instrumentation which includes a CP-FT spectrometer operating in either the 260-290 GHz or 530-580 GHz frequency range. The 260"290 GHz spectrometer uses recently developed segmented CP-FT techniques coupled with high-throughput signal digitizers to achieve real-time, broadband spectrum acquisition performance. The key components are: 1) the high speed arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) capable of creating tailored waveforms (pulses) for spectrum acquisition and analysis, 2) high-power active multiplier chains (AMC) used for generating the millimeter/submillimeter excitation pulse and the low noise heterodyne receiver, 3) high-speed, 8-bit signal PCI digitizer with FPGA accumulator for real time signal averaging enabling a near 100% measurement duty cycle.

Principal Investigator:

Robin Pulliam
Program Manager
(434) 202-2391
robin.pulliam@brightspec.com

Business Contact:

Robert Lloyd
CEO
(434) 284-0135
bob.lloyd@brightspec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BrightSpec
675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite 480 Charlottesville, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 461559168
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No