Versatile Dense Pattern Optical Multipass Cell

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0062
Award Id:
83315
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-005-0338
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153579891
Principal Investigator:
Joel Silver
Principal Research Scientist
(505) 984-1322
jsilver@swsciences.com
Business Contact:
Alan Stanton
President
(505) 984-1322
astanton@swsciences.com
Research Institute:
University of Texas, Austin
Susan W Sedwick
Office of Sponsored Projects
P.O. Box 7726
Austin, TX, 78713
(512) 471-6424
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Southwest Sciences Inc., in collaboration with the University of Texas, proposes to construct, test and deliver a versatile enhanced gain multiple pass cell for optical absorption and spontaneous Raman measurements of flames. This is achieved primarily by the use of a new multiple pass cell design capable of over 100 optical passes with a tight central spatial footprint. This system will be demonstrated using conventional and non-thermal plasma flames. BENEFIT: The development of plasma-enhanced flames holds promise for improved combustion systems for military application, including advanced engines. This multiple pass cell could provide significant enhancements in the signal levels for spectroscopic detection and measurement of important parameters in these flames to better elucidate key chemical and dynamic processes.

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