FUEL FOULING INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$504,711.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
12836
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences, Inc.
20 New England Business Ctr, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Terence E Parker
 (508) 689-0003
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FUEL FOULING IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT PROPULSION SYSTEMS AND INVOLVES COMPLEX PROCESSES THAT ARE POORLY UNDERSTOOD. THIS PROGRAM WILL VERIFY, WITH EXPERIMENTAL DEMONSTRATIONS, MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES APPROPRIATE FOR QUANTIFYING PROCESSES INHERENT IN THE FUEL FOULING PROBLEM. THESE DIAGNOSTICS WILL BE APPLIED IN BOTH THE BULK FLOW AND AT THE WALL SURFACES. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL CONSTRUCT A SIMPLE HIGH TEMPERATURE FLOWING FUEL SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HIGH TEMPERATURES (APPROXIMATELY 700 K) IN AN OPTICALLY ACCESSIBLE FUEL. ABSORPTION, SCATTERING AND FLUORESCENCE DIAGNOSTICS WILL BE APPLIED TO THE PARTICULATE AND PARTICULATE PRECURSORS IN THE BULK FLOW AND ABSORPTION AND FLUORESCENE WILL BE DEMONSTRATED FOR SURFACE DEPOSITS IN THE FLOWING FUEL SYSTEM. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL QUICKLY DEMONSTRATE THE UTILITY OF THESE DIAGNOSTICS AND RECOMMEND AN APPROPRIATE DIAGNOSTIC SET FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT, AND POSSIBLE DELIVERY, IN PHASE II.

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