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Ultrasensitive, Fast-Response Size-Dependent Soot Spectrometer

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95336
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095093
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Ultrasensitive, Fast-Response Size-Dependent Soot Spectrometer
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC75P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a "black carbon" (soot) monitor for measuring non-volatile particulate emissions from gas turbine engines employing a proprietary optical extinction measurement technique based on cavity attenuated phase shift spectroscopy (CAPS) operting in conjunction with a differential mobility analyzer. The singular aspect of the CAPS approach is that extinction is measured by determining shifts in the phase angle of a modulated light beam instead of changes in the intensity of the ransmitted light caused by the presence of particulates. This aspect makes the sensor immune to either abrupt or gradual changes in the intensity of the light caused by temperature or pressure fluctuations or light source deterioration. Furthermore, the sensor rarely needs to be calibrated

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Freedman
Principal Investigator
9786639500
af@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

Charles E. Kolb
President
9786639500
kolb@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

EIN/Tax ID: 042471226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No