Remote gas detection and quantitative analysis from infrared emission spectra obtained by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
Hilton, M., Lettington, A. H. and Mills, I. (1994) Remote gas detection and quantitative analysis from infrared emission spectra obtained by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. In: Flood, W.A. and Miller, W.B. (eds.) Atmospheric propagation and remote sensing (proceedings volume). The International Society for Optical Engineering, pp. 130-137. ISBN 9780819415264
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Techniques for obtaining quantitative values of the temperatures and concentrations of remote hot gaseous effluents from their measured passive emission spectra have been examined in laboratory experiments. The high sensitivity of the spectrometer in the vicinity of the 2397 cm-1 band head region of CO2 has allowed the gas temperature to be calculated from the relative intensity of the observed rotational lines. The spatial distribution of the CO2 in a methane flame has been reconstructed tomographically using a matrix inversion technique. The spectrometer has been calibrated against a black body source at different temperatures and a self absorption correction has been applied to the data avoiding the need to measure the transmission directly. Reconstruction artifacts have been reduced by applying a smoothing routine to the inversion matrix.