Combustion/Emission Species Monitoring Ground and Flight Aeronautical Research Using a Gas Microsensor Array

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CD65P
Agency Tracking Number:
104692
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A4.02
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Makel Engineering, Inc.
CA, Chico, CA, 95973-9064
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
933302655
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Ward
 Principal Investigator
 (216) 587-4750
 bward@makelengineering.com
Business Contact
 Benjamin Ward
Title: Business Official
Phone: (216) 587-4750
Email: bward@makelengineering.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI) and the Ohio State University (OSU) propose to develop high sensitivity, miniaturized and in-situ operated gas sensors for the real time monitoring of chemical composition of turbine engine combustors and/or exhaust streams for real-time, in-flight propulsion system measurements to improve NASA's aeronautical flight test capabilities. Gas microsensor arrays developed by MEI, OSU and our technical development partners including NASA have been demonstrated for ground test usage to quantify composition of critical constituents in turbine engine exhaust products, e.g., CO, CO2, NOx, O2, HC (unburned hydrocarbons) and H2. These sensor systems provide the basis for the proposed NASA SBIR effort, which will also leverage development of packaging for extractive emissions testing developed for the DoD with support from NASA researchers.

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