ADVANCED INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY FOR IMPROVED CHARACTERIZATIONOF CHEMICAL SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,409.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10622
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research Inc
Po Box 18343, 87 Church St, E Hartford, CT, 06118
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Philip W Morrison Jr
Principal Investigator
(203) 528-9806
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RUGGED, RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE, SENSITIVE AND VERSATILE DETECTOR FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS ON-LINE ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITION, CONCENTRATION AND TEMPERATURES OF GASES AND PARTICLES IN PROCESS STREAMS. THE INNOVATION IS PHASE SENSITIVE FOURIER TRANSFORM (PS-FT) SPECTROSCOPY, AND IT WILL: A) SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE THE NOISE IN MEASUREMENTS OF HOT STREAMS THAT ARE TURBULENT, INHOMOGENEOUS, OR CONTAIN PARTICLES; B) INCREASE THE LIMITS OF DETECTION IN A NOISE-FREE ENVIRONMENT; AND C) PROVIDE A SENSITIVE METHOD OFPERFORMING SPATIALLY RESOLVED MEASUREMENTS. PS-FT WILL EXPAND THE CAPABILITIES OF FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED (FT-IR) EMISSION AND TRANSMISSION (E/T) SPECTROSCOPY, A TECHNIQUE DEVELOPED AND PATENTED BY ADVANCED FUEL RESEARCH, INC. THIS PROPOSED PHASE I PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITIES OF PS-FTIR. THE PROJECT WILL IMPLEMENT THE TECHNIQUE BY MODIFYING A COMMERCIAL FT-IR AND WILL DEMONSTRATE THE REDUCTION OF NOISE FROM DETECTORS, THE REJECTION OF NOISE FROM SAMPLE STREAMS, AND THE APPLICATION OF A CROSSED BEAM TECHNIQUE FOR OBTAINING SPATIALLY RESOLVEDDATA.

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