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Ballistic Imaging for Dense Spray Diagnostics in Harsh Chemically Reacting…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77854
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-009-0437
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.
7610 McEwen Rd. Dayton, OH 45459-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Ballistic Imaging for Dense Spray Diagnostics in Harsh Chemically Reacting Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0100
Award Amount: $99,640.00
 

Abstract:

During the Phase I effort, we propose to evaluate the feasibility of performing ultrafast-laser-based ballistic imaging for studying liquid hydrocarbon and oxygen injection characteristics for possible application in bi-propellant rocket engines. Ballistic imaging has the potential to circumvent the difficulties associated with propagating light through dense media. Through the combined use of ultrafast time gating, polarization gating, and spatial filtering, photons that propagate without interference (i.e., ballistic photons) are preferentially detected over photons that undergo significant beam steering or multiple scattering. During the Phase I effort, we will (1) assemble an ultrafast-laser-based ballistic imaging system, (2) demonstrate the feasibility of using this technique for liquid oxygen and hydrocarbon injection, (3) evaluate the use of ballistic imaging using a Monte-Carlo simulation for laser-spray interaction, and (4) develop a strategy for implementation in a demonstration bi-propellant rocket engine combustion system in collaboration with the DOD and an industry partner.

Principal Investigator:

Terrence R. Meyer
Senior Research Engineer
9372865711
terrence.meyer@wpafb.af.mil

Business Contact:

Larry P. 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
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS
MIE Department, ELAB 219
Amherst, MA 01003
Contact: David P. Schmidt
Contact Phone: (413) 545-1393
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university