Array Detector for Gas Species and Flow Properties Measurements

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-09-M-2954
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-120-2447
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-120
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153579891
Principal Investigator:
Shin-Juh Chen
Senior Engineer
(505) 984-1322
ckostelecky@synkera.com
Business Contact:
Alan Stanton
President & CTO
(505) 984-1322
swilliams@synkera.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project will focus on the development of an imaging sensor, suitable for in-flight testing, for the non-intrusive measurements of local temperature, pressure, gas concentration, and velocity within the engine flow path of hypersonic flight vehicles.  Development of scramjet engines for aerospace vehicles requires testing of engine components in wind tunnels and, more importantly, in flight. When incorporated into the engine flow path, the proposed sensor will provide crucial data for validating current computational models, and for developing new models for achieving high-fidelity simulations that are important to the scramjet engine designers. BENEFIT: The in-flight imaging sensor can provide information that is used as a feedback for engine performance control.  The sensor has direct application for military engine manufacturers and Federal Research labs.  In addition, this sensor should be of interest to academic combustion researchers, and could be used in environmental and atmospheric monitoring systems.

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