NEW AND IMMERGING TECHNOLOGIES HAVE MADE POSSIBLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A "POCKET-SIZED, INFRARED SPECTROPHOTOMETER.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 852
Amount: $41,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Opcoa, Inc.
1202 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. WILLIAM H. QUICK
 (714) 558-7377
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Abstract
NEW AND IMMERGING TECHNOLOGIES HAVE MADE POSSIBLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A "POCKET-SIZED, INFRARED SPECTROPHOTOMETER. SUCH AN INSTRUMENT WOULD HAVE APPLICATION IN THE ACCURATE AND RELIABLE REAL-TIME DETECTION OF BIOLOGICAL AND TOXIN AEROSOLS. OPCOA PROPOSES TO USE MICROELECTRONICS AND MICRO-OPTICS TO REDUCE THE SIZE AND POWER REQUIREMENTS CONVENTIONAL IR SPECTROPHOTOMETERS AND DEVELOP A "SECOND GENERATION" INSTRUMENT. OPCOA HAS FOUR (4) BASIC TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES IN PHASE I OF THIS PROPOSAL: (1) DESIGN AN ELECTRONICALLY TUNABLE, PIEZOELECTRIC, FABRY-PEROT FILTER FOR PRODUCING A NARROW-BAND IR SPECTRUM. (2) EXPERIMENTALLY DEMONSTRATE THE EVANESCENT FIELD OF A HELICAL CONFIGURATION OF IR OPTICAL FIBER WILL ACT AS A SUITABLE IR ABSORBTION PATH. (3) SPECIFY A SEMI CONDUCTOR DETECTOR/SOLID STATE COOLER COMBINATION FOR OPTIMIZED IR SPECTROPHOTOMETER PERFORMANCE. (4) APPLY MICROPROCESSOR, DATA ANALYSIS SOFTWARE TO BOTH AUTOMATICALLY CONTROL AND ENHANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE IR SPECTROPHOTOMETER. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PHASE I WILL FACILITATE FABRICATION OF A BRASSBOARD MODEL.

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