A TRANSPORTABLE INSTRUMENT FOR REAL-TIME ON SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9649
Amount: $59,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
111 Downey St, Norwood, MA, 02062
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael M Carrabba
 (617) 769-9450
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Research Institution
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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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