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Tiger Optics’ CRDS gas analyzer gives NASA’s Juno spacecraft mission a successful start

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit in July of this year (2016), capping its five-year journey from Cape Canaveral, and captured the first-ever images of Jupiter’s polar regions, a cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS)-based gas analyzer made by Tiger Optics (Warrington, PA) had everything to do with the prime condition of the spacecraft’s scientific payload; prior to Juno’s launch on August 5, 2011, the trace-gas analyzer helped NASA keep the scientific payload in prime condition.

As demonstrated in the Juno mission, Tiger Optics’ HALO trace-gas analyzer played a critical role in detecting contaminants that could compromise the performance of Juno’s scientific instruments in space. Such scientific instruments are designed to operate in the vacuum of space, in the absence of chemicals present in the earth’s atmosphere: water, oxygen, and particulate matter.

Prior to launch, the space-bound instruments must be protected from earthly contaminants by storing the payload under a flow of high-purity inert gas. Nitrogen is usually the inert gas chosen for the task. Typically, the moisture level in NASA’s high-purity nitrogen must be kept under 1 part per million (ppm). Tiger Optics’ HALO H2O analyzer easily handled that requirement for the Juno mission, as the device measures moisture in a range from 2 parts per billion (ppb) to 20 ppm.

After Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, NASA scientists powered up the science instruments aboard the spacecraft for its first close flyby of the planet on August 27. On September 2, NASA reported that all eight of Juno’s science instruments were successfully energized and collecting data. Indeed, on the first of 36 scheduled orbital flybys, six megabytes of data were collected during the six-hour transit of the spacecraft from above Jupiter’s north pole to below its south pole. While analysis of the data is ongoing, NASA quickly published the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole.

Tiger Optics notes that its CRDS-based instruments gas analyzers and atmospheric and environmental monitors are used in ultraclean environments such as semiconductor fabs as well as harsh environments like coal-fired stacks.

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September 21, 2016
TIGER OPTICS OPTIMIZES AMC MONITORING WITH A MOBILE CART

Tiger Optics LLC, responding to the semiconductor industry’s escalating need to continuously monitor airborne molecular contaminants (AMC) in cleanroom environments, said it is introducing a robust but compact mobile cart to accommodate multiple Tiger-i analyzers that excel in speciating trace amounts of the most vexing contaminants.

 

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WARRINGTON, Penn., April 11, 2016 — Tiger Optics LLC has announced the Aloha+ H2O analyzer, refining the detection of moisture in ammonia to levels down to two parts per billion, achieving five times the sensitivity of incumbent technology.

The analyzer addresses the needs of high-brightness LED makers, tool manufacturers, purifier makers and the gas companies that supply ammonia for GaN semiconductor wafers.

The compact analyzer fits two to a 19-in. rack and features laser-based technology.
 
 
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March 31, 2016
Tiger Optics Develops New Analyzer For Moisture Detection In Ammonia

Gas analyzer manufacturer, Tiger Optics, has developed a new analyzer that, the company says, refines the detection of moisture in ammonia to levels down to 2 parts-per-billion (ppb), achieving five times the sensitivity of incumbent technology.

Just five years ago, Tiger introduced its original ALOHA H2O analyzer for the fast-growing High Brightness Light Emitting Diode (HB LED) market. With that, Tiger met the industry’s need to detect moisture in ammonia at levels to 10 ppb, as higher concentrations impair the electroluminescent intensity of HB LEDs and diminish process yields. This directly affects profit margins as brightness determines whether an LED finds use in a flat screen TV or is relegated to the nose of a child’s toy.

With the new ALOHA+ H2O analyzer, Tiger Optics continues to address the needs of HB LED makers, tool manufacturers, purifier makers and the gas companies that supply ammonia, the favoured source of nitrogen for the production of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor wafers, a core component of HB LEDs.

The compact ALOHA+ H2O analyzer fits two to a 19’-inch rack and features Tiger’s laser based technology. Often used in remote locations, where skilled technicians and support services are hard to come by, Tiger’s products require little maintenance and are easy to install and to operate.

Founded in 2001, the Pennsylvania-based company has earned its reputation for detecting trace levels of moisture in bulk and specialty gases. “When we entered the moisture in ammonia analysis market back in 2004, we did so with an analyzer that had the lowest detection limit available. Since then, the ‘Lowest Detection Limit’ (LDL) is a title that we have maintained,” said Lisa Bergson, Tiger Optics’ founder and chief executive. “We’ve developed close relationships with the leading gas manufacturers, purifier makers and end-users of ammonia. When they told us that they needed an analyzer that had limits lower than even our best analyzer, we developed the ALOHA+ H2O analyzer and reduced the LDL to an astonishingly low level of 2 ppb.”

March 10, 2016
Tiger Optics launches analyser for detection of moisture in ammonia down to 2ppb

At the Pittcon conference in Atlanta (6-10 March), laser-based trace gas analyzer manufacturer Tiger Optics LLC of Warrington, PA, USA exhibited the new ALOHA+ H2O analyzer, which refines the detection of moisture in ammonia to levels down to 2 parts-per-billion (ppb), achieving five times the sensitivity of incumbent technology, it is reckoned. Also at Pittcon, senior scientist Dr Florian Adler presented the paper 'Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy Analyzer for Trace Moisture Detection in Ultra-Pure Ammonia' in the Specialty Gas Analysis session.

Five years ago, Tiger introduced its original ALOHA H2O analyzer for the high-brightness light-emitting diode (HB LED) market, meeting the need to detect moisture in ammonia at levels to 10ppb, as higher concentrations impair the electroluminescent intensity of HB LEDs and diminish process yields. This directly affects profit margins, as brightness determines whether an LED finds use in a flat-screen TV or is relegated to use in lower-value consumer products.

"When we entered the moisture in ammonia analysis market back in 2004, we did so with an analyzer that had the lowest detection limit available," says founder & chief executive Lisa Bergson. "We've developed close relationships with the leading gas manufacturers, purifier makers and end-users of ammonia," she adds. "When they told us that they needed an analyzer that had limits lower than even our best analyzer, we developed the ALOHA+ H2O analyzer and reduced the LDL [lowest detection limit] to an astonishingly low level of 2ppb."

With the new ALOHA+ H2O analyzer, Tiger Optics is addressing the evermore exacting needs of HB LED makers, tool manufacturers, purifier makers and the gas companies that supply ammonia, the preferred source of nitrogen for the production of gallium nitride (GaN)-based HB LEDs.

The compact analyzer fits two to a 19'' rack and features the firm's proven cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) laser-based technology. Often used in remote locations (where skilled technicians and support services are not available) and offering a combination of sensitivity and robustness, the analyzers require little maintenance and are easy to install and to operate, says Tiger.

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March 09, 2016
Tiger Optics unveils world’s most sensitive ammonia detector for use in LED sector

The Pennsylvania-based corporation has advanced the ALOHA+ H2O, which can detect moisture levels in NH3 down to two parts-per-billion (ppb) – five times the sensitivity of basic technology.

The original ALOHA H2O was launched five years ago for the high brightness (HB) LED market, as higher levels of NH3 can impair the electroluminescent intensity of HB LEDs and diminish process yields, and can measure moisture in NH3 at levels down to 10 ppb.

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The new ALOHA+ H2O analyser improves upon its previous model, the original ALOHA H2O, as Tiger seeks to address the exacting needs of high HB LED producers and NH3supply companies.

The compact ALOHA+ H2O analyser features Tiger’s laser-based technology, and can be used in remote locations due it its easy installation and operating process. A press release from the company details that it offers “a rare combination of sensitivity and robustness.”

Lisa Bergson, Founder and CEO of Tiger, outlined, “When we entered the moisture in ammonia analysis market back in 2004, we did so with an analyser that had the lowest detection limit available. Since then, the lowest detection limit (LDL) is a title that we have maintained.”

The updated device will be exhibited at the Pittcon Conference in Atlanta, running from 6th-10thMarch.

March 04, 2016
World’s Most Sensitive Detection of Moisture in Ammonia, ALOHA+ H2O

Tiger Optics has advanced the ALOHA+ H2O, the world’s most sensitive detector for moisture (H2O) in ammonia (NH3), which can detect H2O levels in NH3 down to two parts-per-billion (ppb).

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Tiger Optics Qualifies Fuel Cell Hydrogen: Testing fuel cell hydrogen is vital. As Toyota and other automakers bring new electric autos to market, Tiger's analyzers provide the sensitivity, selectivity and accuracy needed to measure contaminants that can damage or destroy a vehicle's fuel cell. In fact, Tiger Optics ranks as the top performer in a 2015 report funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Office, entitled H2First Hydrogen Contaminant Detector Task. Of the technologies evaluated from ten different analyzer makers, Tiger's Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CW-CRDS) provides the fastest response time, with the lowest maintenance. The report concluded that CW-CRDS is one of the two "most complete commercial-off-the-shelf technologies that could be used in a HCD [Hydrogen Contaminant Detector] application."