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Molecular Filtered Electronic Resonance Enhanced NO Raman Scattering

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2005 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Research Support Instruments, Inc.
4325-B Forbes Blvd. Lanham, MD 20706-4854
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Molecular Filtered Electronic Resonance Enhanced NO Raman Scattering
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0093
Award Amount: $99,921.00


Research Support Instruments and the Applied Physics Group of the MAE Department of Princeton University are partnering to develop a unique laser diagnostic technique based on electronic resonance enhanced Raman scattering. This technique will allow for quantitative measurements of nitric oxide (NO) concentrations in a high temperature, high-pressure environment such as may be found in modern engines currently under development. The diagnostic technique that we propose to develop uses resonantly enhanced incoherent Raman scattering. As a result, the signal is not subject to quenching and is linearly proportional to the density of NO molecules in the resolved volume. Our technique utilizes a unique process whereby the resonant Raman light scattered from either an illuminated planar cross section or line within a test cell is spectrally filtered in a two-stage process that strongly suppresses background light and preserves the image of the probe volume. If successful, this new concept will provide a means whereby the quantitative data can be collected over a wide range of temperature and pressure. This data can then be used to develop pressure scaling laws for NO production

Principal Investigator:

Daniel J. Sullivan
Principal Scientist

Business Contact:

Chris Rollins
Vice President
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Research Support Instruments
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810

EIN/Tax ID: 521700379
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Research Institution Information:
MAE Department , E-Quad Rm D414
Princeton, NJ 08544
Contact: Richard Miles
Contact Phone: (609) 258-4741
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university