Characterization of Aerosol Inlets and Ducts
Final rept. 1 May-30 Sep 2001
SPEC INC BOULDER CO
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All of the Phase I research objectives have been completed for the design, manufacture, and testing of the aerosol inlet calibration device. Optical simulations have been performed that indicate the presence of the inlet calibration device will have minimal effect on measurements from the FSSP 100. The mechanical design, manufacture, and assembly of the inlet calibration device were successfully completed. The inlet calibration device has been successfully tested in the laboratory with an FSSP 100. The measurements from the FSSP 100 with and without the inlet calibration device were nearly identical for Operating Ranges 1 and 2. The laboratory results confirm that the effect of the inlet calibration device on the measurements is negligible. At this time, SPEC recommends proceeding to Phase II, based on the results of the Phase I effort.