Electric Oxygen Iodine Laser Diagnostics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-06-M-0138
Agency Tracking Number: F061-010-0327
Amount: $99,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-010
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL, 61820
DUNS: 041929402
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Carroll
 Engineering Director
 (217) 333-8274
 carroll@cuaerospace.com
Business Contact
 Rod Burton
Title: Member
Phone: (217) 244-6223
Email: burton@cuaerospace.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The primary objective of CU Aerospace’s Phase I work will be to investigate and verify advanced non-invasive diagnostic concepts that innovate and improve the capability to measure important discharge produced states of atomic oxygen and ozone under operational Electric Oxygen-Iodine Laser (EOIL) conditions. Because NO2 is sometimes used in the EOIL system to scavenge O atoms, another byproduct species of interest to measure is NO. The diagnostic tools developed will significantly enhance the understanding of this emerging hybrid laser technology. The results of the Phase I research will lay the foundation for producing calibrated, reliable, and automated diagnostics in Phase II. Efforts in Phase I will focus on modifying the experimental actinometry technique (in use in our lab) for measuring O atoms, while our team partners at Caviton and Southwest Sciences will assist CU Aerospace to select candidate methods for best measuring NO and O3, as well as possible diagnostic techniques for measuring excited states of atomic oxygen. Use of the well-calibrated COIL facility at the University of Illinois will allow these advanced concepts to be economically implemented, compared directly against less sophisticated methods, and examined in detail.

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