High-Speed Resonant FTIR Spectrometer for Surface Contaminant Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$69,705.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-09-C-0043
Award Id:
91449
Agency Tracking Number:
C091-107-0030
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
461 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA, 01983
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
038336723
Principal Investigator:
JuliaRentz Dupuis
Senior Scientist
(978) 887-6600
jrentz@optra.com
Business Contact:
JamesEngel
President
(978) 887-6600
jengel@optra.com
Research Institute:
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 4x10-9 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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