Automated trace gas molecular analyzer using rotational spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-13-C-0185
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-007-0401
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-007
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 480, Charlottesville, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
078707331
Principal Investigator:
Robin Pulliam
Program Manager
(434) 202-2391
robin.pulliam@brightspec.com
Business Contact:
Robert Lloyd
CEO
(434) 284-0135
bob.lloyd@brightspec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Design of a custom chirped-pulse Fourier transform (CP-FT) mm-wave rotational spectrometer to meet the chemical analysis needs of the ARMY will be informed by current BrightSpec instrumentation which includes a CP-FT spectrometer operating in either the 260-290 GHz or 530-580 GHz frequency range. The 260"290 GHz spectrometer uses recently developed segmented CP-FT techniques coupled with high-throughput signal digitizers to achieve real-time, broadband spectrum acquisition performance. The key components are: 1) the high speed arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) capable of creating tailored waveforms (pulses) for spectrum acquisition and analysis, 2) high-power active multiplier chains (AMC) used for generating the millimeter/submillimeter excitation pulse and the low noise heterodyne receiver, 3) high-speed, 8-bit signal PCI digitizer with FPGA accumulator for real time signal averaging enabling a near 100% measurement duty cycle.

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