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Ultra High Repetition Rate Multi-Parameter Imaging Diagnostics for Reacting Flows

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-14-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: F11B-T16-0162
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT16
Solicitation Number: 2011.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-03-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-03-14
Small Business Information
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717-1961
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Millicent Coil
 Senior Propulsion Engineer
 (608) 229-2812
 coilm@orbitec.com
Business Contact
 Eric Rice
Title: CEO
Phone: (608) 229-2730
Email: knaufs@orbitec.com
Research Institution
 University of Wisconsin-Madison
 David Rothamer
 1500 Engineering Drive, Room 1
Madison, WI, 53706
 (608) 890-2271
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: ORBITEC will develop a new diagnostic to acquire simultaneous planes of velocity and temperature data at very high repetition rates. This diagnostic relies on a novel pulse burst laser system, a phosphor thermometry technique, and the mature PIV method. The work plan will involve developing and testing the laser, refining the integrated technique, and demonstrating it in a supersonic flow. The result will be a new diagnostic that will be very useful to the combustion community for generating temporally and spatially resolved data in reacting flow and for validating CFD models. The resulting products will have a promising market in both military and civilian applications. BENEFIT: This STTR program will produce several viable products: The PIV+T diagnostic, the pulse burst laser, the phosphor particles, and testing services. Because the PIV+T technique is designed for turbulent reacting flows, it will have applications in air-breathing engines, IC engines, and rocket engines. The markets include many branches of the military and many civilian companies.

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