A PORTABLE ECONOMIC SPECTROPHOTOMETER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19463
Amount: $49,527.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ciencia Inc
111 Roberts Street Suite C, East Hartford, CT, 06108
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Salvador M Fernandez
 (203) 528-9737
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP A COMPACT, SIMPLE-TO-USE, ECONOMIC SPECTROPHOTOMETER BASED ON THE USE OF ACOUSTOOPTIC TUNABLE FILTERS AS SPECTRAL SELECTION ELEMENTS. THESE ACOUSTOOPTIC DEVICES WILL REPLACE THE CONVENTIONAL GRATING MONOCHROMATORS AND WILL RESULT IN SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS. A MAJOR FEATURE OF THESE DEVICES IS THEIR EXTREMELY SMALL SIZE COMPARED TO A GRATING MONOCHROMATOR. FURTHERMORE THEY ARE OF ALL SOLID STATE CONSTRUCTION, AND ARE ELECTRONICALLY TUNABLE WITH NO MOVING PARTS. IN ADDITION TO SEQUENTIAL WAVELENGTH SCANNING THE DEVICE WOULD BE CAPABLE OF RANDOM-ACCESS WAVELENGTH SWITCHING WITH MICROSECOND ACCESS TIME. THE INNOVATIVE USE OF ACOUSTOOPTIC TUNABLE FILTERS WILL RESULT IN A COMPACT, PORTABLE RUGGED, HIGH PERFORMANCE INSTRUMENT AT REASONABLE COST.

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