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High-Bandwidth High-Resolution Sensor for Hypersonic Flows

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62668
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F033-0069
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PRINCETON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
7 Deer Park Drive Suite C Monmouth Junction, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High-Bandwidth High-Resolution Sensor for Hypersonic Flows
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F49620-05-C-0026
Award Amount: $749,286.00
 

Abstract:

There is the need for new diagnostic instrumentation capable of detailed hypersonic flow field characterization with spatial resolution of order 1 mm3 and temporal bandwidth of order MHz. In this proposal Princeton Scientific Instruments, in collaboration with the Ohio State University Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory, offers a novel solution based on PSI's recently developed Ultra High Frame Rate CCD Imager, in combination with a "burst mode" laser source developed by OSU. The proposed program focuses, primarily, on hypersonic flow diagnostics based on Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) imaging of the nitric oxide (NO) molecule, which, because it is a gas at temperatures as low ~ 75K, is readily seeded into even hypersonic flow facilities. We have demonstrated, in Phase I, the potential of a new NO-PLIF MHz frame rate velocity imaging diagnostic, termed Planar Doppler Fluorescence Velocimetry (PDFV). In Phase II we will continue to develop quantitative imaging diagnostics, culminating in a demonstration of the practical utility of the system by performing measurements in the AFRL - Air Vehicles Directorate Mach 5 Hypersonic Wind Tunnel. The proposed instrument system will also serve as a flexible diagnostic tool, capable of density and temperature imaging at frame rates as high as 1 MHz, and more conventional measurements, such as focusing Schlieren, Shack-Hartman wave front sensing, and holographic interferometry, at even higher frame rates.

Principal Investigator:

John L. Lowrance
Chief Scientist
7322740774
lowrance@prinsci.com

Business Contact:

John L. Lowrance
President
7322740774
lowrance@prinsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Scientific Instruments, Inc.
7 Deer Park Drive,, Suite C Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

EIN/Tax ID: 222287510
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
OHIO STATE UNIV.
1960 Kenny Road,
Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Walter Lempert
Contact Phone: (614) 292-2736
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university