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TDLAS Test-stand Diagnostics Development for Velocity, Temperature, Efficiency,…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83758
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
060396
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: 2007
Title: TDLAS Test-stand Diagnostics Development for Velocity, Temperature, Efficiency, and Erosion for Space Shuttle Main Engines
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA91P
Award Amount: $99,725.00
 

Abstract:

We propose here to develop tunable diode laser spectroscopy as a diagnostic for the Space Shuttle main engines during test stand operations. These engines represent the state-of-the-art in rocket engine propulsion systems, and as such, they stretch available technology to the limit. The engines must be test-fired through several cycles prior to incorporation into the shuttle for flight operations. Diagnostic tests for the engines are extremely limited due to the harsh nature of the environment. We propose to develop diode laser instrumentation in order to measure temperature, velocity, surface erosion, and possibly efficiency in real time with an update rate of up to 1 kHz. The system technology will be based on wavelength multiplexed tunable diode laser spectroscopy which Zolo and Stanford have jointly developed to diagnose many types of aeropropulsion systems including SCRAMJETs, augmentors, and pulsed detonation engines. This project represents the first time that the wavelength-multiplexed technology will be tested on full-scale rocket engines.

Principal Investigator:

Andy S. Sappey
Principal Investigator
3036045804
asappey@zolotech.com

Business Contact:

Patrick S. McCormick
Dir. Engineering
3036045819
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
Research Institution Information:
Stanford University
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530
Stanford, CA 94305-3030
Contact Phone: (650) 723-3148
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university