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A Compact Self-Cleaning Surfactant Resistant Fuel Filter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
48538
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-2803
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Compact Self-Cleaning Surfactant Resistant Fuel Filter
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DACA42-01-C-0014
Award Amount: $729,996.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed work is to develop a whole-field measurement technique that iscapable of simultaneously sizing multiple transparent droplets on a plane fromscattered light features that are independent of laser beam intensity andobscuration. Light scattered by reflection and refraction from droplets immersedin a laser sheet is recorded holographically to yield the smallest possibleprobe volume and correspondingly largest number density. Phase I analyses andexperiments demonstrated that the 3-D capability of holography makes globalspray measurements in dense sprays possible with the proposed technique. Datafrom Phase I confirms the high accuracy of the interferometric technique andsuggests the path to develop a prototype system. We propose to develop a systemcapable of searching and finding scattered light features as a function ofposition (3-D), filtering the signals, and performing automatic image analysisthat correlate frequency information to particle size. The proposed system willbe based on digital holography, which is capable of recording the scatteredlight wavefront from a population of droplets illuminated by a pulsed lasersheet and of subsequently producing the droplet size distribution as a functionof position anywhere and everywhere on the sheet.

Principal Investigator:

Cecil Hess
President
9495530688

Business Contact:

Cecil Hess
President
Small Business Information at Submission:

METROLASER, INC.
18010 Skypark Circle, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92614

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