NASA Spinoff Database: A Closer Look at Quality Control

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 2003
Reference Number: JPL-SO-117
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: NASA Deep Space Science Missions

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory awarded the Brimrose Corporation a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop the Luminar 5030 Mini Spectrometer, a compact, rugged, near-infrared spectrometer. The product delivers rapid, multi-component analysis for a wide variety of commercial applications. The Luminar 5030 can be applied to materials such as powders, polymer pellets, paper goods, fruits and grains, liquids, and vines to perform measurements for moisture, active ingredients, coating weight, and blend assays, as well as for fat, sugar, and protein. It can also be used for monitoring and control processes in the chemical and petrochemical industry, the inspection of tablets and powder mix control in the pharmaceutical industry, and composition monitoring in the food and beverage industry. Brimrose markets the Luminar 5030 to wineries, enabling vintners to analyze grapes prior to producing wine. It is also used in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Page Number in Published book: 86
Manufacturer: Brimrose Corporation

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