A Laser-Based Diagnostic Suite for Hypersonic Test Facilities

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$599,619.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNL08AA07C
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
067005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.02
Small Business Information
Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue, Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041-1518
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator
 Manish Gupta
 Principal Investigator
 (650) 965-7874
 m.gupta@lgrinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony O'Keefe
Title: CEO
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Email: a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop a suite of laser-based diagnostics for the study of reactive and non-reactive hypersonic flows. These sensors will utilize diode laser spectroscopy to determine several critical parameters including gas temperature, velocity, and composition. Moreover, by using both multiple lines-of-sight and multiple wavelengths, the analyzer will also provide a measure of the spatial distribution of these important gas parameters in an engine test facility. The SBIR instrument will be the first system capable of providing real-time, rapid quantification of these important combustion parameters in NASA's hypersonic test facilities. Such quantification is essential to the development of improved reactive CFD models and subsequent hypersonic propulsion systems for future aerospace vehicles.

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