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Miniaturized Real-time Visible/UV Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: F33615-02-C-1270
Agency Tracking Number: C021-0192
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
24 Robin Hill Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kotik Lee
 Vice President
 (914) 912-4521
Business Contact
 Ying-Chih Chen
Title: President
Phone: (914) 912-4521
Research Institution

"The miniaturized spectrometer presented in this proposal is a simple hand-held static Fourier-transform spectrometer for real-time detection and characterization of chemicals in rapidly changing and/or fast moving environments such as chemicals in cloudsand vapor. The core of the system consists of a pair of mirrors and a line scan CCD array. The interferogram is generated in the spatial domain and recorded by the CCD array. By eliminating the moving parts and by using lightweight materials, the systemcan be miniaturized to a few cubic inches in volume and less than 100 grams in weight for use in the field, yet still provides high resolution ( 1 nm at 800 nm). The integration time is less than 25 ms. The proposed device will meet both the size andweight requirements, and can be low cost. Our projection indicates that the proposed device in production can cost considerably less than comparable devices presently on the market. In phase I, a working model using existing optical and electroniccomponents will be constructed to demonstrate the capability of our design, to identify technical issues, and to formulate solutions for those issues. The compact low-cost Fourier-transform spectrometer has wide applications in real-time analyses ofchemicals for automation in chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and petroleum industries and for environmental monitoring. The miniature system can be a stand-alone instrument and can also be incorporated in

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