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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$96,780.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0214958
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Caribbean Thermal Technologies
177 Balboa St., Mayaguez, PR, 00681
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Rafael Perez-Reisler
 (787) 834-5700
 ctt@vitecpr.com
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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