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Versatile Dense Pattern Optical Multipass Cell

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
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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: 2009
Title: Versatile Dense Pattern Optical Multipass Cell
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0062
Award Amount: $750,000.00


Southwest Sciences Inc., in collaboration with the University of Texas, proposes to construct, test and deliver a versatile enhanced gain multiple pass cell for optical absorption and spontaneous Raman measurements of flames. This is achieved primarily by the use of a new multiple pass cell design capable of over 100 optical passes with a tight central spatial footprint. This system will be demonstrated using conventional and non-thermal plasma flames. BENEFIT: The development of plasma-enhanced flames holds promise for improved combustion systems for military application, including advanced engines. This multiple pass cell could provide significant enhancements in the signal levels for spectroscopic detection and measurement of important parameters in these flames to better elucidate key chemical and dynamic processes.

Principal Investigator:

Joel A. Silver
Principal Research Scientist

Business Contact:

Alan C. Stanton
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Texas, Austin
Office of Sponsored Projects
P.O. Box 7726
Austin, TX 78713
Contact: Susan W. Sedwick
Contact Phone: (512) 471-6424
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university