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IMPROVED TIME RESOLUTION INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14252
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14252
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108-3728
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: IMPROVED TIME RESOLUTION INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,862.00
 

Abstract:

THE MOST WIDELY USED INSTRUMENT FOR INFRARED SPECTRAL ANALYSIS IS THE FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED (FT-IR) SPECTROMETER. WHEN APPLIED TO NON-REPETITIVE SAMPLES THIS INSTRUMENT HAS LIMITED TIME RESOLUTION. IT IS PROPOSED TO USE A DIFFERENT TRANSFORM, A WAVELET TRANSFORM, FOR THE IR INTERFEROGRAMS, TO CONSIDERABLY IMPROVE THE TIME RESOLUTION,AND AT THE SAME TIME TO PRESENT THE RESULTS IN READILY USABLE FORM. WITH NO CHANGE IN HARDWARE, A WAVELET TRANSFORM WILL IMPROVE THE TIME RESOLUTION BY A FACTOR OF 8,FOR A GIVEN SPECTRAL RESOLUTION. WITH DIFFERENT HARDWARE THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER IMPROVEMENT. THE WAVELET TRANSFORM METHOD, IMPLEMENTED BY HARDWARE ADDITIONS TO THE STANDARD FT-IR INSTRUMENT, PLUS SOFTWARE, WOULD BE MARKETED AS AN OPTION TO THE STANDARD INSTRUMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Solomon
President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Fuel Research Inc
P.o. Box 38043 87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06138

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