Automated trace gas molecular analyzer using rotational spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,254.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-13-C-0182
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-007-0709
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-007
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
979 Second Street SE, Suite 309, Charlottesville, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788159445
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Hesler
Chief Technology Officer
(434) 297-3257
Hesler@VADiodes.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Crowe
President
(434) 297-3257
Crowe@VADiodes.com
Research Institute:
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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