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Imaging, Filtered Light Scattering Velocity Diagnostic

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC19C0382
Agency Tracking Number: 193104
Amount: $124,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A2
Solicitation Number: SBIR_19_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-18
Small Business Information
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505-3993
DUNS: 153579891
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Hovde
 (513) 272-1323
 dchovde@swsciences.com
Business Contact
 Morris Hicks
Phone: (228) 813-6325
Email: Morris.hicks@nasa.gov
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The boundary layer plays a critical role in aerodynamics, acting as a barrier to the transfer of momentum from the air to the flight vehicle. In-flight measurements of velocity fields in the boundary layer could be used to establish the transition point to turbulent flow. This Phase I SBIR project will investigate a novel method for imaging flow velocity based on filtered light scattering. It does not require seeding of the flow, and thus is suitable for in-flight tests. This approach can benbsp;implemented with diode lasers, which should result in size, weight and power compatible with installation aboard small aircraft, or in high-vibration environments such as hypersonic vehicles. The method could also be used as the basis for velocity measurements in wind tunnels or in combustion research.

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