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Diode Laser-Based Flight Test Instrumentation for Scramjets

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67930
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-012-0054
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: 2006
Title: Diode Laser-Based Flight Test Instrumentation for Scramjets
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0012
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II STTR project will continue the research and development of a simultaneous multi-species sensor system for scramjets flight test instrumentation. The sensor system is based on modulation-frequency multiplexing to combine several laser wavelengths and using a single two-color photodiode detector to collect the laser signals along the same optical path. High-sensitivity detection of chemical species concentrations can be achieved using wavelength modulation spectroscopy. Fiberization of the laser sources and utilization of custom electronics will enable a rugged, compact, stand-alone multi-species sensor system to be developed. A prototype instrument will be built, calibrated in a heated calibration cell and premixed flat flame burner, and tested in supersonic combustion tunnels. The sensor will be capable of measuring methane, water vapor and oxygen concentrations, and temperature simultaneously.

Principal Investigator:

Shin-Juh Chen
Senior Research Scientist
5059841322
sjchen@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Dr.Alan C. Stanton
President
5059841322
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
1320 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact: Peter Gerard
Contact Phone: (734) 763-3193
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university