ADVANCED INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY FOR IMPROVED CHARACTERIZATIONOF CHEMICAL SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10622
Amount: $49,409.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Po Box 18343, 87 Church St, E Hartford, CT, 06118
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philip W Morrison Jr
 Principal Investigator
 (203) 528-9806
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Research Institution
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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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