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Transient plasma ignition for high repetition rate pulse detonation engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83472
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-033-0270
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NumerEx
2309 Renard Place SE Suite 220 Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Transient plasma ignition for high repetition rate pulse detonation engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0420
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Experimental and simulation techniques will be used to advance a novel class of pulse detonation engines (PDE) initiators based on transient plasma ignition. By optimizing the interaction of pulsed power and kinetic plasma chemistry, this effort will lead to PDE ignitors that can operate under higher repetition rates and increased fuel flow rates in realistic multiple barrel geometry. This will provide advanced, compact, and robust ignitors, a critical component to realizing the intrinsic high efficiency and flexibility of pulse detonation engines for highly supersonic transport.

Principal Investigator:

John W. Luginsland
Scientist
6072774272
John.Luginsland@numerex.com

Business Contact:

Michael H. Frese
Manager
5058420074
Michael.Frese@numerex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NUMEREX
2309 Renard Place SE Suite 220 Albuquerque, NM 87106

EIN/Tax ID: 760811150
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
USC
Department of Electrical Eng
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact: Martin Gunderson
Contact Phone: (213) 740-4396
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university