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Predicted response of optical gas sensing systems using correlation spectroscopy for combustion monitoring

Predicted response of optical gas sensing systems using correlation spectroscopy for combustion monitoring
Predicted response of optical gas sensing systems using correlation spectroscopy for combustion monitoring
To control combustion systems it is advantageous to monitor Oodulation (CoSM), where two broadband light sources are intensity modulated in anti-phase, and where the first source is coupled to the measurement sample after passing through the reference sample, whereas the second is directly-coupled. These two beams are combined in such proportions that there is no net intensity modulation, and the resulting light then passes through the measurement sample. The subsequent difference in attenuation, that light originating from each source suffers in the measurement region, results in an amplitude modulation of the beam after transmission through the measurement cell. The amplitude modulation index is indicative of the concentration of target gas present in this measurement cell. We present analyses to show predictions of the magnitude of this modulation index and the anticipated signal to noise ratio in measurements, factors which indicate the expected minimum detectable gas concentration. Spectral absorption data of the gases is obtained from the publicly available HITRAN database. It is assumed that a junction photo-diode, as used in many fibre-based systems, is used to evaluate output light intensity. Effects of changing the pressure and temperature of gases in the reference and measurement cells have also been modelled.
Chambers, P.
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Chambers, P., Austin, E.A.D. and Dakin, J.P. (2003) Predicted response of optical gas sensing systems using correlation spectroscopy for combustion monitoring. On-line Measurements for Quality in the Metals Industries, London, UK. 06 - 07 Oct 2003.

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Abstract

To control combustion systems it is advantageous to monitor Oodulation (CoSM), where two broadband light sources are intensity modulated in anti-phase, and where the first source is coupled to the measurement sample after passing through the reference sample, whereas the second is directly-coupled. These two beams are combined in such proportions that there is no net intensity modulation, and the resulting light then passes through the measurement sample. The subsequent difference in attenuation, that light originating from each source suffers in the measurement region, results in an amplitude modulation of the beam after transmission through the measurement cell. The amplitude modulation index is indicative of the concentration of target gas present in this measurement cell. We present analyses to show predictions of the magnitude of this modulation index and the anticipated signal to noise ratio in measurements, factors which indicate the expected minimum detectable gas concentration. Spectral absorption data of the gases is obtained from the publicly available HITRAN database. It is assumed that a junction photo-diode, as used in many fibre-based systems, is used to evaluate output light intensity. Effects of changing the pressure and temperature of gases in the reference and measurement cells have also been modelled.

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Published date: 2003
Venue - Dates: On-line Measurements for Quality in the Metals Industries, London, UK, 2003-10-06 - 2003-10-07

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41571
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Date deposited: 03 Oct 2006
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Author: P. Chambers
Author: E.A.D. Austin
Author: J.P. Dakin

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