Versatile Dense Pattern Optical Multipass Cell

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0062
Agency Tracking Number: F074-005-0338
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
DUNS: 153579891
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joel Silver
 Principal Research Scientist
 (505) 984-1322
Business Contact
 Alan Stanton
Title: President
Phone: (505) 984-1322
Research Institution
 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
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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