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Non-Dispersive Atomic Absorption System for Engine Health Monitoring

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90879
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
080138
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Non-Dispersive Atomic Absorption System for Engine Health Monitoring
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CF82P
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to design, construct and test a first implementation of a non-dispersive technique for the measurement of atomic absorption in the plumes of liquid rocket engines in altitude test facilities. Led by NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC), the observation of metal atom emission from liquid rocket engine exhausts at sea level conditions has become a highly successful health monitoring technique, but in altitude tests emission intensities are low. SSC developed an atomic absorption system which has provided useful measurements, but improved sensitivity is required. Non-dispersive atomic absorption presents a far simpler, smaller, lower cost alternative to other techniques with comparable spectral resolution and, of particular importance, should allow a more forgiving receiver geometry, so that noise-modulated source light or plume emission can be eliminated.

Principal Investigator:

Joda Wormhoudt
Principal Investigator
9786639500
jody@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

Charles Kolb
President
9789320290
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

EIN/Tax ID: 042471226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Florida
219 Grinter Hall, P.O. Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611 5500
Contact Phone: (352) 392-1582
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university