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Multiplexed Spectroscopy Sensor for Assessing Combustion Instabilities in Jet…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69951
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-021-0160
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Zolo Technologies, Inc.
4946 N. 63rd Street Boulder, CO 80301-3215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Multiplexed Spectroscopy Sensor for Assessing Combustion Instabilities in Jet Engine Augmenters
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0139
Award Amount: $599,959.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II proposal outlines a research, development, and field test plan to complete a novel diagnostic sensor for gas turbine/augmented aircraft engines, the ZoloTASS, based on wavelength multiplexed tunable diode laser spectroscopy (WM-TDLAS). The sensor's attributes include that it is totally fiber-coupled, non-contact, and non-invasive. The proposed sensor will aid in the design, development, and testing of augmented gas turbine engines by enabling the user to monitor combustion instabilities that can occur producing lean blow-off or intense combustion-driven dynamics both of which can be catastrophic. The sensor will find immediate use in the development of the F135/F136 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program that has experienced unexpected difficulties with augmenter performance. The sensor can be used as a diagnostic during engine ground tests and to perform measurements to validate CFD calculations. Both functions should reduce JSF engine development time and cost as well as helping to insure a successful outcome. In addition, the proposed sensor can be used to monitor emissions from gas turbine engines such as CO, CO2, H2O, and NO2. It can simultaneously monitor exhaust temperature.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Sappey
CTO
3036045804
asappey@zolotech.com

Business Contact:

Henrik Hofvander
GM
3036045849
hhofvander@zolotech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ZOLO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
4946 N. 63rd Street Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 841526450
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No