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Sketches for airborne particulate sensor for camera phones

by warren | May 15, 2012 19:43 15 May 19:43 | #1993 | #1993

Was in D-Lab Biodiversity class today at MIT and brainstormed an idea fora laser-and-webcam or laser-and-smartphone particulate sensor using 2 mirrors, a black box, a laser pointer, and a video camera.

More on this soon, i hope... maybe a prototype. We could just use Spectral Workbench for starters.

A possibly related paper I found is attached and available here:

http://www.crcao.com/reports/recentstudies2003/E-56%20final%20report/E-56-1Final%20ReportDRI.pdf

"MEASUREMENT OF DIESEL PARTICULATE EMISSIONS BY UV LIDAR REMOTE SENSING IN DENVER, CO"

FEBRUARY 21-22, 2001

Prepared by: Robert Keislar, Peter Barber, Hampden Kuhns, Claudio Mazzoleni, Hans Moosmüller, Norm Robinson, and John Watson Desert Research Institute 2215 Raggio Parkway Reno, NV 89512-1095

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E-56-1Final ReportDRI.pdf 783 KB 2012-05-15 21:40:27 +0000

1 Comments

Hi Jeff, This is a really exciting direction! I have been wondering why particulate matter sensors are so expensive and hoping someone would start taking one apart.

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