Simultaneous Particle Imaging Velocimetry and Thermometry (PIVT) in Reacting Flows.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-09-C-0166
Award Id:
90036
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-003-0150
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196894869
Principal Investigator:
Millicent Coil
Senior Propulsion Engineer
(608) 229-2812
coilm@orbitec.com
Business Contact:
Eric Rice
CEO
(608) 229-2730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Research Institute:
University of Wisconsin
David Rothamer
1500 Engineering Drive, Rm. 12
Madison, WI, 53706
(608) 890-2271
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The dynamics of turbulent combustion processes necessitate the measurement of multiple quantities simultaneously, but measuring multiple variables generally requires multiple laser-based diagnostics. Combining temperature and velocity measurements in a single diagnostic offers the opportunity for greatly increased understanding while minimizing experimental expense and complexity. ORBITEC and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) propose to develop a simultaneous velocity/temperature measurement system based on seeding of doped nanocrystals into gas phase flows. Simultaneous 2-D measurements will enable detailed investigations of combustion in a variety of environments including piston IC engines, gas turbines, and rockets. The Phase I work will develop the technique and demonstrate a prototype measurement system. The Phase II experiments will apply the newly developed technique to acquire temperature and velocity measurements in practical combustion environments. These experiments will demonstrate utility of the technique and will quantify the performance metrics of the technique over a wider range of Mach number and temperatures. The result of the STTR program will be an innovative method to simultaneously measure temperature and velocity fields in combusting flows that will be extremely useful in a wide range of military and civilian applications.

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