INCIPIENT COMBUSTION MONITOR FOR ZERO GRAVITY ENVIRONMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,992.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11894
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ada Technologies, Inc.
304 Inverness Way South, Suite, Englewood, CO, 80112
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James A Armstrong
Vice President, Operations
(303) 792-5615
Business Contact:
JUDITH A. ARMSTRONG
PRESIDENT
(303) 792-5615
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A DYNAMIC EXPANSION CONDENSATION NUCLEI CHAMBER FOR THE DETECTION OF SUBMICROMETER PARTICLES EMITTED WHEN COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS ARE HEATED. SUCH A DEVICE WOULD BE EMPLOYED AS THE SENSOR OF AN INCIPIENT COMBUSTION MONITOR FOR USE ON THE PROPOSED NASA SPACE STATION. COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS EXPECTED TO BE USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SPACE STATION WOULD BE TESTED IN A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT LABORATORY SYSTEM TO CONFIRM THE GENERATION OF SUBMICROMETERPARTICLES WHEN HEATED. A GARDNER CONDENSATION NUCLEI COUNTER WOULD BE USED AS THE DYNAMIC EXPANSION CHAMBER. A COMPUTER MODEL OF THE OPERATION OF DYNAMIC EXPANSION CHAMBERS IN TERRESTRIAL AND ZERO GRAVITY ENVIRONMENTS WOULD BE USED TO IDENTIFY DIFFERENCES IN THE OPERATION OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IN SPACE. A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR A PROTOTYPE MONITOR WOULD BE PREPARED. THE PROTOTYPE WOULD BE TESTED IN PHASE II OF THE PROJECT.

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