INVESTIGATION OF INTERFEROMETRY FOR THE ANALYSIS OF ENCLOSED HABITABLE ATMOSPHERES.
Final rept. Dec 65-Dec 66,
BLOCK ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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To develop a small and highly sensitive optical spectrometer for providing repeatable qualitative and quantitative analysis of contaminant gases in enclosed habitable atmospheres, a feasibility study and measurements program was conducted. An infrared interferometer spectrometer was employed in conjunction with a gas absorption cell for trace gas analysis. During the program, spectra were taken of 43 compounds, 10 binary, 10 trinary, 5 five-order, and 1 fifteen-order mixture. Typical minimum detectable concentrations range from 1 to 40 mg1. The results of this program have defined a system that will satisfy the criteria for a prototype flight instrument. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Life Support Systems