High-Speed Resonant FTIR Spectrometer for Surface Contaminant Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,458.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911SR-09-C-0043
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
C091-107-0030
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD09-107
Small Business Information
OPTRA, Inc
461 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA, 01983
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
038336723
Principal Investigator
 Julia Rentz Dupuis
 Senior Scientist
 (978) 887-6600
 jrentz@optra.com
Business Contact
 James Engel
Title: President
Phone: (978) 887-6600
Email: jengel@optra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
OPTRA proposes a high-speed resonant Fourier transform infrared (HSR-FTIR) spectrometer incorporating a multiple pass, reciprocating configuration and a resonant mirror structure to accomplish the scanning. The intended application is time-resolved thermal luminescence (TL) measurements of surface contaminants. The multiple pass configuration of the FTIR effectively reduces the physical stroke length required of the interferometer mirror for a given spectral resolution thereby enabling use of high speed linear resonant actuators such as piezos. The projected spectral acquisition rate is 10 kHz at 8 cm-1 spectral resolution over the 7-14 m spectral range. The projected per-scan noise equivalent spectral radiance (NESR) is 4×10-9 W/(cm2•ster•cm-1). The Phase I work plan will produce a conceptual design of the HSR-FTIR to be detailed, built, and tested during the Phase II.

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