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Fiber optic spectroscopic digital imaging sensor and method for flame properties monitoring

United States Patent

March 15, 2011
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A system for real-time monitoring of flame properties in combustors and gasifiers which includes an imaging fiber optic bundle having a light receiving end and a light output end and a spectroscopic imaging system operably connected with the light output end of the imaging fiber optic bundle. Focusing of the light received by the light receiving end of the imaging fiber optic bundle by a wall disposed between the light receiving end of the fiber optic bundle and a light source, which wall forms a pinhole opening aligned with the light receiving end.
Zelepouga; Serguei A. (Hoffman Estates, IL), Rue; David M. (Chicago, IL), Saveliev; Alexei V. (Chicago, IL)
Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, IL), The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
12/ 001,536
December 12, 2007
The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-FC26-02NT41585 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.