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Advanced Measurement Capability of Turbine Engine Exhaust and Jet Flows through Non-intrusive Methods

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0981
Agency Tracking Number: F19C-010-0169
Amount: $249,989.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19C-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-01
Small Business Information
106 E. Warren St
Tullahoma, TN 37388-1111
United States
DUNS: 080511545
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bryan Hayes
 (931) 588-2001
Business Contact
 Terry Hayes
Phone: (931) 588-2001
Research Institution
 Jennifer Young
411 B.H. Goethert Parkway
Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700
United States

 (931) 393-7242
 Nonprofit College or University

Advanced Air Force turbine engines with integrated engine exhaust systems require diagnostic flow measurements. Integration of these systems into altitude test cells creates problems with T&E requirements such as impingement problems, exhaust cooling spray blowback, acoustic emission issues and limited space for measurement systems. Propulsion system analysts need better understanding of low aspect ratio nozzles with serpentine flow paths.    Innovative non-intrusive flow measurements and data analysis techniques developed by UTSI fit this need but were traditionally fielded in wind tunnel or lab environments. This effort will utilize combined assets of Non-Contact Technologies (NCT) and University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) to develop a commercial non-intrusive flow measurement capability to meet Air Force requirements. UTSI has developed non-intrusive, field-deployable flow measurement techniques and associated data reduction methodology, while NCT has experience in Dynamic Data Analysis, production of field ready, rugged equipment plus non-intrusive measurement experience. This solution will give major AEDC and Air Force stakeholders a capability that will fulfill the requirement for research in nozzle testing, provide a rugged system that is deployable in the field or an altitude test cell, and ensure AEDC and the Air Force can meet customer requirements due to the improved system diagnostic capability.

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