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Optical Flame Emissions Sensor for High-Speed Reacting Flows

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55284
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001PR-1940
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.
2766 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Optical Flame Emissions Sensor for High-Speed Reacting Flows
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-C-2126
Award Amount: $749,758.00
 

Abstract:

Optical emissions sensors have the potential to be used in gauging combustion activity and quantifying heat release, fuel-air mixture, and combustor efficiency within a wide variety of combustor devices (both stationary and mobile). We propose to developboth chemiluminescence sensors-to derive equivalence ratio within the cavity pilot flame from the measured quantities, OH*, CH* and/or C2*-and infrared emissions sensors-to derive combustor efficiency from measured quantities, H2O, CO2, CO andtemperature-for supersonic combusting ramjet (scramjet) engines. The principal advantage of this approach over other optical-sensors-based approaches (e.g., absorption) is greater simplicity, since only a suitable photodetector is needed. In addition,solid-state optical emissions sensors are rugged, possess a wide field of view, require minimal optical access, and can be configured for species selectivity. During the Phase II program, we will develop combustor optical emission sensor hardware andsoftware for implementation in a scramjet combustor. Additional tasks involve designing rugged coupling optics/electronics and testing these designs in a direct-connect scramjet test facility.

Principal Investigator:

Cambell Carter
Senior Engineer
9372558704
cartercd@innssi.com

Business Contact:

Larry Goss
President
9374294980
gosslp@innssi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
2766 Indian Ripple Rd Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311437643
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No