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MEASUREMENT OF COMBUSTION RADICALS USING VISIBLE/NEAR INFRARED DIODE LASERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14524
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14524
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: MEASUREMENT OF COMBUSTION RADICALS USING VISIBLE/NEAR INFRARED DIODE LASERS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,042.00
 

Abstract:

TO ACHIEVE A DETAILED AND QUANTITATIVE UNDERSTANDING OF COMBUSTION CHEMISTRY, NEW DIAGNOSTIC METHODS THAT CAN QUANTIFY THE IMPORTANT REACTIVE SPECIES PRESENT IN A COMBUSTION SYSTEM ARE REQUIRED. MOST EXISTING LASER-BASED TECHNIQUES ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ABSOLUTE SPECIES NUMBER DENSITIES AND USUALLY REQUIRE VERY HIGH COST LASERS. THIS PROJECT STUDIES A NEW LASER-BASED COMBUSTION DIAGNOSTIC THATCOMBINES TWO RECENT TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES-THE USE OF INEXPENSIVE VISIBLE OR NEAR-INFRARED DIODE LASERS AND HIGH FREQUENCY WAVELENGTH MODULATION SPECTROSCOPY-TO ACHIEVE QUANTITATIVE, HIGHLY SENSITIVE, AND RAPID TIME RESPONSE DETECTION OF COMBUSTION REACTION INTERMEDIATES. PHASE I EXPERIMENTS FOCUS ON MEASURING THE KEY SPECTRAL PARAMETERS OF A REPRESENTATIVE SPECIES, THE FORMYL RADICAL (HCO), AND DETERMINING THE DETECTION LIMITS FOR THE RADICAL IN A COMBUSTION ENVIRONMENT. THE RESULTS WILL PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR DEVELOPING A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT FOR IN-SITU COMBUSTIONSTUDIES IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Joel A Silver
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:


5059841322
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87501

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