POLARIMETRIC EMISSION PYROMETER FOR TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11803
Amount: $249,968.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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3453 Commercial Avenue, Northbrook, IL, 60062
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Shankar Krishnan
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Abstract
THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A POLARIMETRIC EMISSION PYROMETER (PEP) IS PROPOSED. THE PEP WILL MEASURE THE SPECTRAL EMISSIVITY AND OPTICAL CONSTANTS OF SOLID OR LIQUID SURFACES IN REAL-TIME CONCURRENT WITH THE MEASUREMENTOF THE APPARENT TEMPERATURE, AND CONSEQUENTLY PROVIDE A DYNAMIC MEASUREMENT OF THE TRUE THERMODYNAMIC TEMPERATURE. THE DEVICE IS SAMPLE INDEPENDENT AND WORKS EXTREMELY WELL ON SPECULAR AND NEAR-SPECULAR SURFACES. IN ADDITION THE ERRORS IN THE EMITTANCE MEASUREMENT ARE TEMPERATURE INDEPENDENT. INITIALLY THE DEVICE WILL COVER A TEMPERATURE RANGE OF 800 - 2500 K. THIS WOULD PROBABLY BE THE FIRST ABSOLUTE THERMODYNAMIC TEMPERATURE AND OPTICAL PROPERTY MEASURING DEVICE AVAILABLE.

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