SBIR/STTR Phase I: Development of a Novel Droplet Multi-Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$96,780.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
0214958
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Caribbean Thermal Technologies
177 Balboa St., Mayaguez, PR, 00681
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Rafael Perez-Reisler
(787) 834-5700
ctt@vitecpr.com
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Phase I project is aimed towards the development of comprehensive engineering equipment capable of measuring droplet sizes, velocities and temperature simultaneously in a manufacturing environment. The innovation of the project is multifold, as the proposed equipment will be capable of measuring diameter sizes, velocities, and temperatures simultaneously using a novel concept referred as Laser Induced Fluorescence Thermometry (LIFT). Under LIFT molecules are excited in the electronic levels by a light source emitting a secondary emission (excited state) that is sensitive to temperature. The commercial application will initially be in the powder production industry and the ink-jet industry. These industries require the full characterization of in-flight droplets.

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