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New Technique to Identify the Onset of Combustion Instability

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56440
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
012358
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108-3728
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: New Technique to Identify the Onset of Combustion Instability
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-02017
Award Amount: $69,886.00
 

Abstract:

Combustion instability in air breathing propulsion engines can lead to catastrophic consequences. Unfortunately, as engines are operated at conditions to minimize pollutant emissions, the risk of crossing the boundary to unstable combustion increases. This Phase I project twill demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative sensing technique that will identify the onset of combustion instability in turboengines and ramjets. In addition to detecting incipient combustion instability the sensor will provide a means to monitor and diagnose the general operational health of the engine. The product that results from this project (Phases I and II) will provide direct benefit to three of NASA?s ten goals of the 25-year vision: 1) reduction of NOx and CO2 emissions; 2) reduction of accident rates; and 3) cut development cycle time of revolutionary technology.

Principal Investigator:

James R. Markham
Chief Executive Officer
8605289806
jim@AFRinc.com

Business Contact:

Michael A. Serio
President
8605289806
mserio@AFRinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108

EIN/Tax ID: 061016313
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No