Optical Science: Christopher Ball (Ohio State) Development of Submillimeter Wave Sensor Systems

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Christopher Ball
October 26, 2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
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4138 Physics Research Building

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Add to Calendar 2018-10-26 14:00:00 2018-10-26 15:00:00 Optical Science: Christopher Ball (Ohio State) Development of Submillimeter Wave Sensor Systems Over the past decade, advances in millimeter and submillimeter wave technology have enabled the development of a new class of gas sensors based on rotational spectroscopy. These sensors address a wide range of applications, including defense, environmental, medical, and industrial. This talk will present the underlying physics of rotational spectroscopy, evolution of submillimeter wave components, and the transition from laboratory science to sensor engineering. Specific examples of sensor development projects will include the Mission Adaptable Chemical Sensor (MACS) developed for DARPA, as well as a recent prototype formaldehyde detection system developed for the EPA.  4138 Physics Research Building Institute for Optical Science spectroscopy@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Over the past decade, advances in millimeter and submillimeter wave technology have enabled the development of a new class of gas sensors based on rotational spectroscopy. These sensors address a wide range of applications, including defense, environmental, medical, and industrial. This talk will present the underlying physics of rotational spectroscopy, evolution of submillimeter wave components, and the transition from laboratory science to sensor engineering. Specific examples of sensor development projects will include the Mission Adaptable Chemical Sensor (MACS) developed for DARPA, as well as a recent prototype formaldehyde detection system developed for the EPA.