Novel Active Combustion Control Concept for High-Frequency Modulation of Atomized Fuel Flow

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CC76P
Agency Tracking Number: 094709
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2303 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85282-3102
DUNS: 603030065
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matt Caspermeyer
 Principal Investigator
 (602) 889-3711
Business Contact
 Emerson Turner
Title: Business Official
Phone: (602) 889-4156
Research Institution
This proposal by Jansen's Aircraft Systems Controls, Inc presents an innovative solution for Active Combustion Control. Relative to the state of the art, this concept has the ability to provide frequency modulation (greater than 1000 Hz) in combination with high amplitude modulation (in excess of 30% flow) and can be adapted to a large range of fuel injector sizes. Existing state-of-the-art valves tend to have low flow modulation strength or the size of the valves with higher flow modulation seem too large or consume too much electrical power to be practical. The proposed active Combustion Control valve has high frequency and amplitiude modulation, consumes low electrical power, is closely coupled with the fuel injector for modulation strength, and is practical in size and weight.

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