SUBMICRON PARTICLE ANALYSER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$501,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
98
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Wyatt Technology Company
350 S. Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Philip J. Wyatt
(805) 682-0512
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO ESTABLISH THE DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A REALTIME SUBMICRON PARTICLE ANALYSER. THE ANALYSER IS BASED ON THE EARLIER CONFIRMED CONCEPT OF SIMUTANEOUSLY MEASURING CERTAIN SPECIFIED OPTICAL OBSERVABLES OF INDIVIDUAL AEROSOL PARTICLES AS THE STREAM ONE-AT-A-TIME THROUGH A LOW POWER POLARIZED LASER BEAM. USING COMPACT, COMPUTER- STORED SUMMARIES OF THESE OBSERVABLES, PARTICLES ARE IDENTIFIED AS TO SIZE, SHAPE, AND REFRACTIVE INDEX AT RATES UP TO 20000\MIN. KEY DESIGN PARAMETERS INCLUDE LOW POWER REQUIREMENTS, RUGGED CONSTRUCTION AND LOW WEIGHT. BOTH EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL OPTICAL OBESERVABLES FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF SUBMICRON PARTICLES STRUCTURES WILL BE USED TO TEST THE INSTRUMENT DESIGN AND SOME SAMPLE HANDLING MEASUREMENTS PERFORMED FABRICATION OF A BREADBOARD SYSTEM FOR PHASE II FUNDING IS PROPOSED.

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