Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensing Using Thermally Luminescent Compounds

Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensing Using Thermally Luminescent Compounds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-P-2004
Agency Tracking Number: F173-004-0280
Amount: $149,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: AF173-004
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Girish Srinivas
 (303) 940-2321
 gsrinivas@tda.com
Business Contact
 Mr. John Wright
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Email: jdwright@tda.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TDA Research Inc. (TDA) proposes to develop a high temperature fiber optic sensor.TDA will use a novel temperature sensing mechanism and extremely high temperature materials so that we can reliably measure temperature even under extreme conditions (>1600oC).Other high temperature sensing technologies have poor accuracy, require careful calibration, or are not very consistent.TDA's technology will be highly accurate, robust, and not require constant recalibration.Additionally, since it's a fiber optic based temperature sensor, it will also be resistant to corrosive environments and insensitive to electromagnetic interference.This technology is needed to measure the temperature of the exhaust gas from a jet engine for monitoring and control.In addition to this primary application, it can also be used in other high temperature and corrosive environments such as boilers, gasifiers, and natural gas power plants.

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