Early Warning Fugitive Emissions Monitor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28915
Amount: $59,808.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Metrolaser
18006 Skypark Circle, Nr 108, Irvine, CA, 92714
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael S Brown
 (714) 553-0688
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop a sensitive, fiber-optically-coupled, diode laser instrument to detect the fugitive emission of volatile organic compunds (VOCs). The instrument, based on molecular absorption, will be capable of simultaneously monitoring several species. It will include a novel noise cancellantion system to ensure the necessary sensitivity to detect vapor emissions from small leads in the plumbing components associated with industrial environments. The instrument will be small, lightweight, rugged and capable of either direct or remote detection deployment. It will be designed to operate under a wide range of environmental conditions and will produce both a visual and an audible alarm when a lead is detected. The results of the Phase I effort will be used to design a prototype commercial instrument for Phase II development. The Phase II effort will involve field tests of the instrument at an Air Force site and the initiation of a commercialization program.

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