1 May 1989 Spectrometer Design For A Portable Wear Metal Analyzer
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Proceedings Volume 1036, Precision Instrument Design; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950965
Event: SPIE Advanced Processing Technologies for Optical and Electronic Devices (colocated wth OPTCON), 1988, Santa Clara, CA, United States
This paper discusses the design and manufacture of an optical system used in a portable wear metal analyzer (PWMA). The PWMA was developed for the United States Air Force to analyze used aircraft engine of for wear metal contents in the parts per million range. The PWMA uses the graphite furnace atomic absorption technique to detect nine wear metals simultaneously. The instrument has to perform in the field where environmental conditions are particularly challenging. The operating thermal environment spans 75 degrees C and the instrument must withstand a 30 g shock without degradation in performance afterwards. Weight and volume of this stand-alone analytical instrument are limited to what can be carried by one man.
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Robert E. Haring, Robert E. Haring, William Niu, William Niu, } "Spectrometer Design For A Portable Wear Metal Analyzer", Proc. SPIE 1036, Precision Instrument Design, (1 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950965; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950965


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