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Simultaneous Particle Imaging Velocimetry and Thermometry (PIVT) in Reacting…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
90036
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-003-0150
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Simultaneous Particle Imaging Velocimetry and Thermometry (PIVT) in Reacting Flows.
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0166
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The dynamics of turbulent combustion processes necessitate the measurement of multiple quantities simultaneously, but measuring multiple variables generally requires multiple laser-based diagnostics. Combining temperature and velocity measurements in a single diagnostic offers the opportunity for greatly increased understanding while minimizing experimental expense and complexity. ORBITEC and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) propose to develop a simultaneous velocity/temperature measurement system based on seeding of doped nanocrystals into gas phase flows. Simultaneous 2-D measurements will enable detailed investigations of combustion in a variety of environments including piston IC engines, gas turbines, and rockets. The Phase I work will develop the technique and demonstrate a prototype measurement system. The Phase II experiments will apply the newly developed technique to acquire temperature and velocity measurements in practical combustion environments. These experiments will demonstrate utility of the technique and will quantify the performance metrics of the technique over a wider range of Mach number and temperatures. The result of the STTR program will be an innovative method to simultaneously measure temperature and velocity fields in combusting flows that will be extremely useful in a wide range of military and civilian applications.

Principal Investigator:

Millicent Coil
Senior Propulsion Engineer
6082292812
coilm@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Eric E. Rice
CEO
6082292730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717

EIN/Tax ID: 391628664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Wisconsin
1500 Engineering Drive, Rm. 12
Madison, WI 53706
Contact: David Rothamer
Contact Phone: (608) 890-2271
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university