A TRANSPORTABLE INSTRUMENT FOR REAL-TIME ON SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$59,960.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9649
Agency Tracking Number:
9649
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
111 Downey St, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael M Carrabba
(617) 769-9450
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A UNIVERSAL, TRANSPORTABLE INSTRUMENT FOR REAL-TIME IDENTIFICATION AND MONITORING OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS, IN BOTH GASEOUS AND AQUEOUS ENVIRONMENTS, FOR AIR FORCE APPLICATIONS. THE PROPOSED INSTRUMENT WOULD BE BASED ON NEAR-INFRARED SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY (NIR-SERS). THE ON-SITE, REAL-TIME ANALYSIS CAPABILITIES IN BOTH GASEOUS AND LIQUID ENVIRONMENTS OF THE INSTRUMENT WILL PROVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN BOTH TIME AND COST OVER CONVENTIONAL MONITORING METHODS. THE NIR-SERS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH A NEW SPECTROMETER DESIGN BASED ON HADAMARD TRANSORM MULTIPLEXING TECHNIQUE AND NEAR INFRARED EXCITATION USING A DIODE PUMPED ND:YAG LASER. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS TO DEMONSTRATE A PROTOTYPE NIR-HT-SERS INSTRUMENT AND ITS APPLICATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING. PHASE II WOULD HAVE THE GOAL OF DEVELOPING AND FIELD TESTING A ROBUST, PORTABLE INSTRUMENTATION USING COMPACT SOLID STATE LASER SOURCES AND A FIBER OPTIC EXCITATION/COLLECTION SYSTEM.

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