Accession Number : AD0481018

Title :   FEASIBILITY AND DESIGN STUDY OF AN ULTRAVIOLET OXYGEN SENSOR.

Descriptive Note : Phase I rept.,

Corporate Author : BECKMAN INSTRUMENTS INC FULLERTON CA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Miller, Earl E.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The first phase of the program included an examination of the regions of the ultraviolet portion of the spectrum where oxygen could be monitored using absorption spectroscopy and designing instruments that could monitor it in these regions. Three instrument designs have been considered for monitoring oxygen in two different wavelength regions. Difficulties encountered in the procurement of suitable components for one system and in accurately measuring oxygen partial pressures in one of the wavelength regions has led to a recommendation for the fabrication of an instrument which can monitor the partial pressure of oxygen photoelectrically in the continuum of the Schumann-Runge band from 1450 to 1510A. The optical design of the recommended instrument has been defined by a ray trace analysis and its operating characteristics have been explored mathematically and experimentally.

Descriptors :   *ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS, *OXYGEN, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY, IONIZATION CHAMBERS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE