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Rapid Scanning Near-Infrared/Infrared Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 34534
Amount: $199,855.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1291-A, Cumberland Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yudaya R. Sivathanu
 Principal Investigator
 (317) 463-7288
Business Contact
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Research Institution

This project involves a feasibility study for a rapid scanning near-infrared/infrared spectrometer for transient, simultaneous measurements of CO2 and H20 concentrations, soot volume fractions and temperatures. Such measurements can lead to improved understanding of the structure of turbulent and laminar flames. A commercial instrument that can reliably provide simultaneous gas concentrtaion, soot volume fraction and temperature measurements is not available.

The Phase II work will involve use of an infrared focal plane array detector along with a dispersion grating to obtain time resolved measurements of spectral radiation intensity (9 nm resolution) from 2295 nm to 4585 nm. A thermoelectric cooled lead selenide array detector will be used in conjunction with an interactive algorithm to obtain the transient gas species concentrations, soot volume fractions and temperatures within a flame. The Phase I work will focus on evaluating the technical feasibility of obtaining such information using the proposed near infrared/infrared spectrometer.

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