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Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83759
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
060392
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA92P
Award Amount: $99,979.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop novel laser-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous measurements of gas temperature, velocity and mole fractions of several important species in rocket plume exhaust flows at NASA Stennis Space Center. Based on laser absorption spectroscopy techniques, the instrument will employ room temperature near-IR and mid-IR lasers to determine the concentrations of several combustion products, pollutants and unburned hydrocarbons with high sensitivity. The Phase I instrument will be demonstrated in combustion flows at University of Wisconsin-Madison Engine Laboratory, at LGR and at a NASA test facility. The fast response of the instrument will enable engineers and scientists to record precise measurements gasdynamic parameters in rocket engine flows to identify temperature and species nonuniformities, combustion instabilities and to refine and improve computational models.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas S. Baer
Principal Investigator
6509657772
d.baer@lgrinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony S. O'Keefe
President
6509657772
Small Business Information at Submission:

Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
750 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 1494
Contact Phone: (608) 262-0252
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university