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Hydrocarbon Rocket Engine Plume Imaging with Laser Induced Incandescence

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80769
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
050007
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cook's Advanced Energy Conversion, LLC
109-A Garrard Road Starkville, MS 39759 0200
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Hydrocarbon Rocket Engine Plume Imaging with Laser Induced Incandescence
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC06CB57C
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

NASA/ Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) needs sensors that can be operated on rocket engine plume environments to improve NASA/SSC rocket engine performance. In particular, NASA/MSFC would like to develop sensors to monitor the performance of rocket engines. The measurement of soot volume fraction and soot particle size can be employed to develop a sensor for on-line, real-time measurements to characterize the performance of hydrocarbon rocket engines and study the effects of the rocket engine exhaust on the environment. The goal of this proposed effort is to develop a laser-induced incandescence (LII) sensor, which is able to provide near real time measurement of soot concentration in the engine plume. During Phase I, a LII system based on telescopic collection optics for remote applications will be designed. The experimental parameters will be evaluated to achieve optimum response time and sensitivity. The study from Phase I will provide the necessary information to improve the phase II prototype design to achieve millisecond response time and better sensitivity. In Phase II, a prototype fieldable LII system will be developed and tested at MSFC and will be delivered to NASA/MSFC for further testing.

Principal Investigator:

Jagdish P. Singh
Principal Investigator
6623232666
singh@dial.msstate.edu

Business Contact:

Robert L. Cook
CEO
6623232666
caec11c@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 265508934
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Mississippi State University
205 Research Park
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Contact: Marc McGee
Contact Phone: (662) 325-2105
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university