University of South Carolina CB Support, Basic Research in Materials and Techniques for Optical Computing Standoff Sensors
Final rept. 13 Jun 2001-12 Jun 2004
SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA OFFICE OFSPONSORED PROGRAMS
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Research demonstrated that multivariate optical elements MOEs and imaging MOEs IMOEs could be designed, fabricated and characterized. These devices are the computing elements of multivariate optical computing. Results of the first MOE tests revealed that near-theoretical performance could be obtained in the simple situation tested. Mid-infrared, near-infrared and Raman spectra were acquired for nearly 50 organophosphorus compounds. Measurements were made on B. globigi, and comparisons to paper was made. A prototype camera system based on an IMOE was constructed and demonstrated to work in the UV-Vis region. Improved sampling methods for bacterial spores were developed. Spectroscopy of autoclaved spores and spores devoid of DPA was reported. An instrument was designed and built to measure scattering matrix elements of single particles. It is the belief of this laboratory and our AF technical representative that rugged instruments based on these concepts can be made much more inexpensively to become an important part of the chemical and biological detection and identification program of the DOD as well as homeland defense.
- Statistics and Probability
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy