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Advanced Diagnostics for Detonation-Powered Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
92946
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-124-0720
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: 2009
Title: Advanced Diagnostics for Detonation-Powered Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-09-M-2996
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop novel laser absorption-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous measurements of gas temperature, velocity and mole fractions of several important species in pulsed detonation flows. Based on laser absorption spectroscopy techniques, the instrumentation will employ room temperature novel mid-IR lasers to determine the concentrations of several combustion products and reactants with high sensitivity and capture the spatiotemporal evolution from deflagration to detonation. The Phase I instrument will be demonstrated in combustion flows at Los Gatos Research and at Stanford University. The fast response of the instrument will enable engineers and scientists to record precise measurements gasdynamic parameters in engine flows to identify temperature and species nonuniformities, combustion instabilities and to refine and improve computational models. BENEFIT: Instrumentation for measurements in rocket engine and gas turbine flows will enable Air Force scientists and engineers to monitor gas concentrations, temperatures and velocities under realistic rocket engine operating conditions. The instrument may also be used for measurements, control and thus optimization of generic combustion-powered flows (gas turbines, waste incinerators) to maximize efficiency and reduce unwanted pollutants.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Baer
President
6509657772
mm@pragati-inc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony O''Keefe
CEO
6509657772
mm@pragati-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 East Evelyn Ave. 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