IMPROVED TIME RESOLUTION INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,862.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
14252
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research Inc
P.o. Box 38043, 87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter Solomon
President
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE MOST WIDELY USED INSTRUMENT FOR INFRARED SPECTRAL ANALYSIS IS THE FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED (FT-IR) SPECTROMETER. WHEN APPLIED TO NON-REPETITIVE SAMPLES THIS INSTRUMENT HAS LIMITED TIME RESOLUTION. IT IS PROPOSED TO USE A DIFFERENT TRANSFORM, A WAVELET TRANSFORM, FOR THE IR INTERFEROGRAMS, TO CONSIDERABLY IMPROVE THE TIME RESOLUTION,AND AT THE SAME TIME TO PRESENT THE RESULTS IN READILY USABLE FORM. WITH NO CHANGE IN HARDWARE, A WAVELET TRANSFORM WILL IMPROVE THE TIME RESOLUTION BY A FACTOR OF 8,FOR A GIVEN SPECTRAL RESOLUTION. WITH DIFFERENT HARDWARE THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER IMPROVEMENT. THE WAVELET TRANSFORM METHOD, IMPLEMENTED BY HARDWARE ADDITIONS TO THE STANDARD FT-IR INSTRUMENT, PLUS SOFTWARE, WOULD BE MARKETED AS AN OPTION TO THE STANDARD INSTRUMENT.

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