Transient plasma ignition for high repetition rate pulse detonation engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0420
Agency Tracking Number: N074-033-0270
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-T033
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NUMEREX
2309 Renard Place SE, Suite 220, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
DUNS: 612410605
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Luginsland
 Scientist
 (607) 277-4272
 John.Luginsland@numerex.com
Business Contact
 Michael Frese
Title: Manager
Phone: (505) 842-0074
Email: Michael.Frese@numerex.com
Research Institution
 USC
 Martin Gunderson
 Department of Electrical Eng
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
 (213) 740-4396
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Experimental and simulation techniques will be used to advance a novel class of pulse detonation engines (PDE) initiators based on transient plasma ignition. By optimizing the interaction of pulsed power and kinetic plasma chemistry, this effort will lead to PDE ignitors that can operate under higher repetition rates and increased fuel flow rates in realistic multiple barrel geometry. This will provide advanced, compact, and robust ignitors, a critical component to realizing the intrinsic high efficiency and flexibility of pulse detonation engines for highly supersonic transport.

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