Automated trace gas molecular analyzer using rotational spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,254.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-13-C-0182
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-007-0709
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-007
Small Business Information
Virginia Diodes, Inc.
979 Second Street SE, Suite 309, Charlottesville, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
788159445
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Hesler
 Chief Technology Officer
 (434) 297-3257
 Hesler@VADiodes.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Crowe
Title: President
Phone: (434) 297-3257
Email: Crowe@VADiodes.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
VDI and OSU are in a strong position to meet the requirements of this SBIR. Building on a strong foundation of closely related sensor work in the millimeter/submillimeter, we will focus our Phase I efforts on the new challenges of this SBIR topic. The chief new analysis challenge is to provide a list of lines that arise from gases that are not in the spectrometer reference catalog. We have already demonstrated the absolute intensity calibration and well defined lineshapes required for the subtraction and deconvolution that are a necessary foundation for this task. To satisfy these requirements and to broaden the range of applications, we have chosen high spectral purity, frequency agile hardware and configurable software. The hardware design will allow multiple frequency bands and flexible physical configurations. This design uses all-solid-state electronic component technologies developed by VDI and demonstrated throughout the frequency band of interest.

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