ANALYSIS AND CONTROL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,982.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4203
Agency Tracking Number:
4203
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1202 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR WILLIAM H QUICK
(714) 558-7377
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MINIATURE, SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE IR SPECTROPHOTOMETER WILL PROVIDE A MEANS OF CHEMICAL SENSING AND MEASUREMENT FOR APPLICATION IN DRUG DETECTION, TOXIC WASTE MANAGEMENT, AND CABIN ATMOSPHERE MONITORING. OPCOA PROPOSES TO APPLY MICRO-ELECTRO-OPTICS TO THE VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF THE VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF AN IR SPECTROPHOTOMETER NOT ONLY TO REDUCE THE SIZE AND POWER REQUIREMENTS OF THE SYSTEM BUT ALSO TO ENHANCE SENSITIVITY AND RELIABILITY. USING AN ELECTRICALLY TUNABLE FABRY-PEROT FILTER INSTEAD OF THE CONVENTIONAL ROTATING GRATING OR FILTER WHEEL, AN OPTICAL FIBER INTERNAL OR EVANESCENT PROPAGATING FIELD INSTEAD OF A SAMPLE CHAMBER, AND A SEMICONDUCTOR COOLED IR DETECTOR INSTEAD OF A PYROELECTRIC DETECTOR WILL EXPLOIT RECENTLY DEVELOPED TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT. THE ENTIRE SYSTEM IS CONTROLLED BY AND HAS ITS ANALYSIS (KALMAN FILTER) PERFORMED BY A MICROPROCESSOR.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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