Spectroscopy Instrument

Posted by on May 01, 2015 · 1 min read

For a semester long design project, I worked on parts-per-trillion precision HCl detector that will fly on the Harvard / NASA “StratoCruiser”, a long endurance balloon that can move around the stratosphere to investigate Ozone loss. In order to attain our required precision with strict weight and power constraints, we used ICOS laser spectroscopy, which measures laser absorption through a sample of gas.