N/A

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$289,568.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
50-DKNB-1-SB079
Award Id:
55110
Agency Tracking Number:
8.21.08
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James Markham
Chief Executive Officer
(860) 528-9806
Business Contact:
James Markham
Principal Investigator
(860) 528-9806
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This subtopic solicited Phase I R&D for an advanced Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) system that would provide fast-scanning high resolution (3 scans/sec at 1cm-1 resolution), low noise, mid-infrared measurements for characterization of spray flames. In Phase I, Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. (AFR) demonstrated FT-IR emission/transmission (E/T) measurements from the NIST spray combustion facility at 7 scans/sec 1 at cm-1 resolution. Significant Phase I work designed the low noise optical system that could be coupled to the NIST spray chamber, and as expected, the high scan rate was successful in removing droplet/particle transit noise from interfering in the mid-infrared spectrum. Tomographic reconstruction of multiple lines of sight through a non-sooting spray flame provided spatially resolved (3 mm) measurements of multiple gas species concentrations and temperatures and initial qualitative information on fuel spray droplets. Phase II R&D will result in further improvements to the optics and coupling design. Spectral resolution is to be improved to 0.5 cm-1 and spatial resolution to 2 mm. Phase II will result in delivery NIST spray combustion facility. NIST researchers will have the capability to non-intrusively probe and characterize the spray flame in more detail than ever before with a single instrument for gases, droplets and soot.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government