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Multi-Quantum Cascade Laser based sensors for high-speed characterization of flow parameters in hypersonic tunnels

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC23PB457
Agency Tracking Number: 232219
Amount: $149,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_23_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-02
Small Business Information
3259 Progress Drive
Orlando, FL 32826-3230
United States
DUNS: 052971564
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hong Shu
 (407) 733-9776
 hong.shu@irglare.com
Business Contact
 Elena Lyakh
Title: irglare
Phone: (310) 720-3286
Email: elena.lyakh@irglare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The design and development of a compact, rugged, cost-scalable optical diagnostic for measuring temperatures, species concentrations, and velocities to advance research vital to enabling the next generation of high-speed air platforms is proposed.nbsp;The sensor design overcomes many challenges associated with making measurements in the extreme environments of hypersonic and reactive flows. The system is fast, obtaining MHz (up to GHz) rate measurements that can resolve fluctuations and transient events. The monolithic structure is inherently compact, which lends itself well to low-profile packaging that can be easily integrated into existing ground testing platforms with a path towards onboard monitoring for flight tests. The system is robust, as the monolithic platform and single optical path are insensitive to vibrations and misalignment from mechanical loading, and thermal management is straightforward.

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