Array Detector for Gas Species and Flow Properties Measurements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-2954
Agency Tracking Number: F083-120-2447
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-120
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
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
 Shin-Juh Chen
 Senior Engineer
 (505) 984-1322
 ckostelecky@synkera.com
Business Contact
 Alan Stanton
Title: President & CTO
Phone: (505) 984-1322
Email: 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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