STTR Phase II: Planar Array Infrared (PA-IR): A Compact Rugged Double Beam Infrared Spectrometer for Laboratory and Field Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$499,844.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
0848096
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
0711781
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
PAIR Technologies, LLC
P.O. Box 7167, Wilmington, DE, 19803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
612869672
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Frost
 MBA
 (302) 753-8721
 dwf62@comcast.net
Business Contact
 Daniel Frost
Title: MBA
Phone: (302) 753-8721
Email: dwf62@comcast.net
Research Institution
 University of Delaware
 Bruce Chase
 P.O. Box 7167
Wilmington, DE, 19803
 (302) 753-8721
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Innovation Technology Transfer (STTR) project will demonstrate the utility of infrared planar array technology to study water pollutants such as industrial contaminants and biological impurities. It proposes to optimize the design and construction of a compact, high-sensitivity, double beam infrared instrument based on focal plane array detection, which meets or exceeds performance standards of commercially available Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) solutions and is able to operate in ambient environments to provide measurements of dilute concentrations of organic and biological contaminants. If successful the outcome of this project will enable real time effluent detection from a manufacturing site such as that found at chemical companies who could realize tangible and intangible savings from being able to pro-actively identify and measure the presence of pollutants. A portable Planar Array Infrared (PA-IR) spectrograph could be used to measure contaminants in rivers, streams and ponds, thereby providing ?real time? feedback on changes in the environment. The World Laboratory Analytical Instrument Market is estimated to be $9.36B in 2008. IR spectroscopy is estimated to be $738MM.

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