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Soot Nucleation/Growth Dynamics and Performance/Environmental Impact

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
28076
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28076
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AERO OPTICS, INC.
655 Deep Valley Drive Suite 335 Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Soot Nucleation/Growth Dynamics and Performance/Environmental Impact
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $78,400.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to implement and demonstrate a comprehensive physical model and practical computation tool for predicting/analyzing soot formation due to hydrocarbon-fuel combustion is liquid-propellant rockets. A state-of-science approach is proposed for understanding/ quantifying soot formation mechanisms/rates and for investigating/ designing methods to minimize the mass/number of soot particles and to mitigate the associated adverse effects on engine efficiency, hard lifetime, plume visibility, and environmental quality. The research will exploit/extend/combine recent experimental findings and theoretical advancements in multiple related technical disciplines: internal/external viscous gas dynamics, coupled multiphase nonequilibrium chemistry, propellant droplet vaporization/diffusion/combustion, soot particle nucleation/growth kinetics, and soot-surface chemistry/affinity. The Phase I effort will produce/demonstrate a prototype computer code as a basis for extension/validation/experimentation under Phase II

Principal Investigator:

G. Newton Freeman
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aero Optics, Inc.
655 Deep Valley Dr.,#335 Rolling Hills Est, CA 90274

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