RAYLEIGH SCATTERING AS A HIGH TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 623
Amount: $392,409.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research Inc.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kurt D. Annen
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT EVALUATES THE USE OF RAYLEIGH SCATTERING TECHNIQUES FOR USE AS A TEMPERATURE MONITOR IN THE SEVERE ENVIRONMENT OF GAS TURBINES. POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES OF THIS TECHNIQUE OVER ALL OTHER PRESENTLY USED METHODS ARE HIGH ACCURACY (+/-10K), EASE OF INSTALLATION, HIGH SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL RESOLUTION, AND NONINTRUSIVE OPERATION. THIS PHASEOF THE PROGRAM CONSISTS OF DETAILED FEASIBILITY CALCULATIONSAND THE DESIGN OF THE OPTICAL AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS FOR A HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS MONITOR. MODELING CALCULATIONS UTILIZE EXISTING COMPUTER CODES TO DETERMINE THE SYSTEM'S SENSITIVITY, OPERATING RANGE AND OPTIMUM CONFIGURATION. THESE RESULTS LEAD TO FABRICATION, CALIBRATION, AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE TEMPERATURE MONITORING DEVICE IN THE PHASE II PROGRAM.

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