Development of a Novel Non-Equilibrium Pulsed Plasma Ignition Module for High Altitude Turbojets

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC05CA39C
Agency Tracking Number: 041052
Amount: $69,717.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc
2766 Indian Ripple Rd, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
DUNS: 884812025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sivaram Gogineni
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 255-8446
 sivaram.gogineni@wpafb.af.mil
Business Contact
 Larry Goss
Title: President
Phone: (937) 429-4980
Email: gosslp@innssi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An experimental research program focusing on design, development, and testing of a novel nonequilibrium plasma ignition module is proposed. The ignition module will be based on the use of diffuse high-pressure transverse discharge technology recently developed at Ohio State using Air Force support. The proposed research is of critical importance for development of nonequilibrium plasma igniters modules for airplane jet engines. The primary objectives of the proposed research are (i) extending the use of the new nonequilibrium plasma ignition / flameholding method demonstrated in previous research by the current proposers to higher static pressures (up to P=0.5-1.0 atm), (ii) measuring the NOx emissions in the pulsed plasma stabilized flames and the plasma power budget, and (iii) studying the effect of the pulsed plasma on flame blow-off and relight. The proposed research will be conducted using gaseous hydrocarbon fuels. The results would have direct impact on development and the use of nonequilibrium plasma ignition modules for lean combustor operation and high altitude turbojet relight. The results would also elucidate kinetic mechanisms of plasma assisted ignition and flameholding.

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