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Non-Intrusive, Real-Time, On-Line Temperature Sensor for Superheated Hydrogen…

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2005 / STTR
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Cook's Advanced Energy Conversion, LLC
109-A Garrard Road Starkville, MS 39759 0200
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Non-Intrusive, Real-Time, On-Line Temperature Sensor for Superheated Hydrogen at High Pressure and High Flow
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNS05AA41C
Award Amount: $99,998.00


The SSC needs a hydrogen temperature sensor that can provide high accuracy, fast response and can be operated on a superheated hydrogen (SHH2) environment. This will help prepare the SSC testing facility to support the new NASA mission for US space exploration as proposed by the President in January 2004. Here, we propose to develop an innovative, non-intrusive temperature sensor based on Spontaneous Raman Scattering (SRS). SRS has been known for years as a relatively simple analytical method. The goal of the proposed effort is to demonstrate a SRS sensor, which is able to provide millisecond sampling time for temperature measurements in SSH2. During Phase I, a SRS system based on a 0.5 spectrometer and ICCD detector will be used to find the best hydrogen bands for the temperature measurement. The fast response PMTube - based SRS system will then be designed for selected spectral lines. Experimental parameters will be evaluated to achieve optimum response time and sensitivity for this application. The study from Phase I will provide the necessary information to design a phase II prototype unit to achieve millisecond response time and better sensitivity in a compact package. In Phase II, the prototype SRS system will be developed and tested at the SSC and will be delivered to NASA/SSC for their evaluation.

Principal Investigator:

Jagdish P. Singh
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Robert L. Cook
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Cook's Advanced Energy Conversion, LLC
109-A Garrard Road Starkville, MS 39759

EIN/Tax ID: 265508934
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Mississippi State University
205 Research Boulevard
Starkville, MS 39759
Contact: Robert Cook
Contact Phone: (662) 323-2666
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university