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Simultaneous Imaging of Velocity and Temperature Fields in Reacting Flows using…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94859
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-003-0094
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 09T003
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Simultaneous Imaging of Velocity and Temperature Fields in Reacting Flows using Thermographic Phosphors
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0123
Award Amount: $99,986.00
 

Abstract:

A method is proposed for the simultaneous imaging of temperature and velocity fields inside combustion chambers to enable experimental data on turbulent heat fluxes needed for model validation and development. Applications include turbine engines, afterburners, internal combustion engines, and boilers. Temperature imaging is proposed with laser-induced luminescence imaging of phosphor particles suspended in a reacting gas flow, based on a combination of spectral and temporal luminescence characteristics. The same particles are used simultaneously for tracking fluid motion using the well developed method of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), enabling simultaneous images of temperature and velocity distributions. The presented Phase I work plan focuses on phosphor particle design, on the experimental demonstration of feasibility and on an analysis of precision and accuracy of several gas-phase thermographic phosphor imaging approaches.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Jenkins
Senior Scientist
9495530688
tjenkins@metrolaserinc.com

Business Contact:

Cecil F. Hess
President
9495530688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MetroLaser, Inc.
8 Chrysler Irvine, CA 92618

EIN/Tax ID: 330584881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Engineering
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
Contact: R. Paul Hart, Esq.
Contact Phone: 4048946929