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FUEL FOULING INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12836
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12836
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: FUEL FOULING INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $504,711.00
 

Abstract:

FUEL FOULING IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT PROPULSION SYSTEMS AND INVOLVES COMPLEX PROCESSES THAT ARE POORLY UNDERSTOOD. THIS PROGRAM WILL VERIFY, WITH EXPERIMENTAL DEMONSTRATIONS, MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES APPROPRIATE FOR QUANTIFYING PROCESSES INHERENT IN THE FUEL FOULING PROBLEM. THESE DIAGNOSTICS WILL BE APPLIED IN BOTH THE BULK FLOW AND AT THE WALL SURFACES. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL CONSTRUCT A SIMPLE HIGH TEMPERATURE FLOWING FUEL SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HIGH TEMPERATURES (APPROXIMATELY 700 K) IN AN OPTICALLY ACCESSIBLE FUEL. ABSORPTION, SCATTERING AND FLUORESCENCE DIAGNOSTICS WILL BE APPLIED TO THE PARTICULATE AND PARTICULATE PRECURSORS IN THE BULK FLOW AND ABSORPTION AND FLUORESCENE WILL BE DEMONSTRATED FOR SURFACE DEPOSITS IN THE FLOWING FUEL SYSTEM. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL QUICKLY DEMONSTRATE THE UTILITY OF THESE DIAGNOSTICS AND RECOMMEND AN APPROPRIATE DIAGNOSTIC SET FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT, AND POSSIBLE DELIVERY, IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Terence E Parker
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences, Inc.
20 New England Business Ctr Andover, MA 01810

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