Miniaturized FT-IR Sensor for Infrared Measurements
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
2Phase II will develop an advanced dynamically-balanced "isolation interferometer" whose mirror motion is decoupled from external vibrations. Such an interferometer can be employed to make an FT-IR instrument which is immune to vibration and is permanently aligned. Advanced Fuel Research,Inc./On-line Technologies, Inc. will test both the plane mirror and corner cube designs, choose the best one and fabricate and test an FT-IR spectrometer for delivery to the Army. Phase II will result in a break-through improvement in portable, rugged, FT-IR instrumentation with the following performance improvements: factor of 30 in vibration suppression; factor of 10 increase in signal-to-noise ratio; factor of 10 increase in scan speed; and a factor of 3 reduction in size and weight. Applications of a passive IR sensor include: identification of rocket launches from satellites, battlefield chemical detection, toxic chemical monitoring, monitoring of emission from superfund sites and monitoring of smoke stack and auto effluents.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Peter Solomon
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
P.o. Box 380379 East Hartford, CT 06138
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