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Automated trace gas molecular analyzer using rotational spectroscopy

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Virginia Diodes, Inc.
VA Charlottesville, VA 22902-6172
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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: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0182
Award Amount: $99,254.00


VDI and OSU are in a strong position to meet the requirements of this SBIR. Building on a strong foundation of closely related sensor work in the millimeter/submillimeter, we will focus our Phase I efforts on the new challenges of this SBIR topic. The chief new analysis challenge is to provide a list of lines that arise from gases that are not in the spectrometer reference catalog. We have already demonstrated the absolute intensity calibration and well defined lineshapes required for the subtraction and deconvolution that are a necessary foundation for this task. To satisfy these requirements and to broaden the range of applications, we have chosen high spectral purity, frequency agile hardware and configurable software. The hardware design will allow multiple frequency bands and flexible physical configurations. This design uses all-solid-state electronic component technologies developed by VDI and demonstrated throughout the frequency band of interest.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Hesler
Chief Technology Officer
(434) 297-3257

Business Contact:

Thomas Crowe
(434) 297-3257
Small Business Information at Submission:

Virginia Diodes, Inc.
979 Second Street SE, Suite 309 Charlottesville, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541845221
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No