High-Speed Diagnostic Measurements of Inlet and Exhaust Flows

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$125,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CS03P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
124363
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H2.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NM, Santa Fe, NM, 87505-3993
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153579891
Principal Investigator:
JoelSilver
Principal Investigator
(505) 984-1322
jsilver@swsciences.com
Business Contact:
AlanStanton
President
(505) 984-1322
astanton@swsciences.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The development of rocket-based and turbine-based combined cycle engines are a high priority for transportation into space. In order to test components and systems, and certify life cycles for these engines, non-intrusive flow diagnostics are required. In particular, high-speed measurements of pressure, velocity, and temperature profiles across both inlet and outlet ducts of these engines would provide a better understanding of engine performance.Southwest Sciences, Inc. proposes to develop a high-speed, non-intrusive monitor to measure such flows. This fiber optic sensor is based on a novel approach derived from wavelength modulation spectroscopy, in which high bandwidth measurements can be acquired and processed with simple electronics. Phase I will focus on validating the proposed technique and in Phase II, a fully operational prototype will be constructed, tested and delivered to NASA.

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