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DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF A CHIRPED-PULSE MILLIMETER-WAVE FOURIER TRANSFORM SPECTROMETER OPERATING FROM 110 TO 170 GHZ

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Material Information

Title:
DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF A CHIRPED-PULSE MILLIMETER-WAVE FOURIER TRANSFORM SPECTROMETER OPERATING FROM 110 TO 170 GHZ
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Bernier, Lauren Elizabeth
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Natural Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Chemistry
Faculty Sponsor:
Shipman, Steven

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
A spectrometer operating from 110 to 170 GHz was constructed. The instrument design for this spectrometer was adapted from the design of a spectrometer at the University of Virginia that operates between 260 and 295 GHz. The newly-built spectrometer here uses an arbitrary waveform generator to produce a chirped pulse which is multiplied by a factor of 12 via an amplifier multiplier chain (AMC) to reach 110-170 GHz.A local oscillator, also produced by the AWG, is multiplied by the same factor of 12 and serves to downconvert the molecular emission, allowing for the collection of the free induction decay (FID) by a 40 GS/s digitizer. Benchmark measurements were taken for methanol at room temperature. Improvements on signal-to-noise ratios, data collection times, and instrument sensitivity will be discussed.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Lauren Elizabeth Bernier
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Shipman, Steven

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 B476
System ID:
AA00024716:00001

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