THE NEED FOR SENSITIVE, SELECTIVE,STABLE, AND LOW COST GAS SENSORS WHICH CAN BE USED FOR IN SITE MONITORING OF AN ENVIRONMENT HAS NEVER BEEN ADEQUATELY FULFILLED.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,993.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3657
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Apa Optics Inc
2950 Ne 84th Ln, Blaine, MN, 55432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
W T BOORD
(612) 784-4995
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE NEED FOR SENSITIVE, SELECTIVE,STABLE, AND LOW COST GAS SENSORS WHICH CAN BE USED FOR IN SITE MONITORING OF AN ENVIRONMENT HAS NEVER BEEN ADEQUATELY FULFILLED. TO MEET THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGE INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GAS SENSORS, APA OPTICS WILL UTILIZE INTEGRATED OPTICS TECHNOLOGY TO IMPLEMENT INFRARED ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY ON A MICROSCOPIC SCALE. THE PRIMARY TECHNOLOGY ISSUE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED INTEGRATED OPTIC DEVICE FOR GAS SENSING INVOLVES DEMONSTRATING THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATING THE INFRARED SOURCE AND DETECTOR ASMINIATURE, INTEGRATED COMPONENTS. PHASE I PROGRAM OBJECTIVES INCLUDE THE DESIGN, FABRICATION AND EVALUATION OF THIN FILM INFRARED RADIATIONSOURCE AND DETECTOR TEST STRUCTURES. THE EFFICIENCY OF THE COUPLING OF INFRARED RADIATION INTO AND OUT OF A THIN FILM WAVEGUIDE USING THE INTEGRATED INFRARED SOURCE AND DETECTOR STRUCTURES WILL ALSO BE EVALUATED.

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