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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:
2004 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Multiplexed Spectroscopy Sensor for Assessing Combustion Instabilities in Jet Engine Augmenters
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-04-C-0121
Award Amount: $98,365.00
 

Abstract:

Recent issues with augmenter performance tests including blow-off and intense combustion dynamics that drive strong acoustic waves have necessitated new augmenter designs. In order to validate new concepts, quantitative combustion diagnostics will be required to assess the effect of design alterations. Zolo Technologies, Inc., cooperating with Professor Ron Hanson's group in the High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory at Stanford University, proposes a combustion diagnostic sensor system that will be capable of providing the necessary data to validate new augmenter design concepts. The multiplexed spectroscopy sensor (MSS) can monitor combustion parameters such as temperature, temperature non-uniformity, flow velocity, CO2, CO, H2O, O2, and unburned fuel concentration using a fiber-coupled tunable diode laser (TDLAS) system at data acquisition rates of, at least, 100 kHz. The proposed sensor is similar in concept to, but substantively different from, MSS sensors that Zolo and Stanford have demonstrated for SCRAMJET diagnostics at the Wright-Patterson AFB and for application to combustion optimization at coal-fired electric utility boilers.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew D. 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 80103

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