A Novel Approach for Optical Smoke Meter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F40600-03-M-0012
Agency Tracking Number: F031-3859
Amount: $99,936.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
150H New Boston Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 114584175
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yingyin Zou
 Sr. Staff Scientist
 (781) 935-2800
Business Contact
 Hua Jiang
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Email: hjiang@bostonati.com
Research Institution
Boston Applied Technologies Inc. (BATI) proposes a novel approach to configure an optical smoke meter for smoke number measurement. In the proposed smoke meter, a light beam with modulated polarization is incident onto the exhaust plume, the lightscattered by the smoke particles is collected to a detector array via optic fibers coupling. In this instrument, a solid-state polarization modulator using high performance electro-optical ceramics, OptoCeramicr materials, will enable the optical smokemeter be fast, compact and operated under harsh conditions. The proposed approach will provide Air Force a high performance and reliable system for in situ smoke number measurement for jet engine exhaust measurement. The approach will also provide analternative for other commercial combustion exhaust monitoring as well as for particle analysis and environmental monitoring.

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