SBIR Phase I:An Improved Open-Path FTIR Spectrometer for Remote Monitoring of Atmospheric Gases

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,252.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1013317
Award Id:
98998
Agency Tracking Number:
1013317
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT.
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7 Constitution Way, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153302398
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Horne
PhD
(781) 939-0763
shorne@energetiq.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Horne
PhD
(781) 939-0763
shorne@energetiq.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will develop an improved Open-Path FTIR Spectrometer for monitoring of atmospheric gases over extended distances. This will be achieved by developing a high-brightness infrared source that is heated to 2000 K by means of a diode laser. This will enable the instrument to be less bulky and expensive, and will have improved monitoring range over current systems. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be to provide a solution that will reduce several limitations that are found in current OP-FTIR technologies, namely, elevated capital costs, size, power requirement, and/or sensitivity. The approach will broaden the use OP-FTIR for monitoring atmospheric gases by EPA and ASTM methods, and these benefits may help implement this technology and make it applicable for other applications such as closed path FTIR systems.

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