Aeropropulsion Test Facility Diagnostics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-08-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: F061-299-1300
Amount: $448,044.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-299
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
DUNS: 928805761
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Steven Baer
 (650) 965-7772
Business Contact
 Anthony O'Keefe
Title: CEO
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Research Institution
Advanced diagnostic methods are required for characterization of high enthalpy propulsion test facilities. To date, reliable quantitative measurements of combustion efficiency, thrust, gas temperature, species concentrations and velocity in high-speed combustion flows and of temperature, velocity and flux in high speed combustion flows have been difficult due to the large and rapid changes in pressure, temperature, and velocity. This Phase-II program will include the design, development and deployment of advanced tunable diode-laser sensors for temporally resolved, in situ measurements of gas temperature, velocity, and gas concentration in realistic flows generated in the hypersonic combustion facilities. The compact, rugged TDL absorption sensor components will be fiber-optically coupled for wavelength multiplexing, easy implementation, and simultaneous multi-parameter measurements. The Phase-II effort will involve development and delivery of a portable sensor system for measurements at APTU at Arnold Engineering Research Center propulsion facilities.

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