In Situ Laser Diagnostics for Arc-Jet Facilities

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CD06P
Agency Tracking Number: 105151
Amount: $99,510.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
CA, Mountain View, CA, 94041-1518
DUNS: 928805761
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Doug Baer
 Principal Investigator
 (650) 965-7772
Business Contact
 Anthony OKeefe
Title: CEO
Phone: (808) 826-7031
Research Institution
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop novel instrumentation based on laser absorption spectroscopy techniques for ultrasensitive measurements of atomic and molecular concentrations as well as gas temperature and velocity in high enthalpy flows. These autonomous instruments, based on high resolution laser absorption spectroscopy, will provide highly accurate, real-time quantification of several important species and thus enable the validation and refinement of numerical physical and chemical kinetic models, facilities diagnostics, and eventual development of next-generation components and propulsion systems.In Phase I, the instrument will be fabricated and tested at LGR prior to integration onto a ground-based high enthalpy test facility at NASA Ames. The system will then be refined and delivered to a NASA test site. Final Phase I work will involve developing a Phase II prototype capable of makingin situ measurements of multiple parameters in aerothermodynamics test facilities.

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