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Planar Chemiluminescence Absorption Tomography

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC19C0563
Agency Tracking Number: 193834
Amount: $124,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T2
Solicitation Number: STTR_19_P1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-18
Small Business Information
1201 Cumberland Avenue, Suite R, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-1359
DUNS: 944533009
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Yudaya Sivathanu
 (765) 497-3269
Business Contact
 Dylan Graham
Phone: (228) 813-6103
Research Institution
 University of Michigan
 3003 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1274
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Enrsquo;Urga Inc. will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing Planar Chemiluminescence Absorption Tomography (PCAT) to characterize the combustion process at the exit plane of rotating detonation enginesnbsp;(RDEs).nbsp; The two key issues that will be addressed during the Phase I work are: (1) the feasibility of non-intrusive determination of planar temperatures and pressures using a high-frequency PCAT system and (2) validation of the diagnostic system in the exhaust plume of an RDE at University of Michigan.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Three Phase I tasks are planned to address the feasibility of the proposed diagnostics.nbsp; The first task is to configure a PCAT system with high-speed linear arrays.nbsp; The second task is to develop an algorithm to obtain planar temperatures and pressures in the exhaust region of an RDE.nbsp; The final task is to evaluate the system in an RDE test bed at the University of Michigan.nbsp; It is anticipated that at the end of the Phase I work, the feasibility of utilizing planar chemiluminescence absorption tomography to evaluate the state of combustion in a RDE at very high frequencies will be fully demonstrated.nbsp; For Phase II work, a prototype PCAT system that can utilize the same technique inside the combustion chamber in the presence of a bluff body will be fabricated, evaluated, and delivered to the MSFC for use in their test facilities.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

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